U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced support for projects that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment as part of USDA’s Earth Day celebration.
Funding will include 43 water and wastewater projects in 32 states. USDA Rural Development is providing more than $145.2-million to improve water quality and provide a safe and healthy environment for rural Americans.
Vilsack says it’s critical for communities across the country to have reliable, clean and safe water. Vilsack also took the time Monday to encourage those communities affected by natural disasters to apply for funding through the Emergency Community Water Assistance Grants Program.