The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today they are investing $711,0000 to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater in the Town of Middlesex.
“Upgrading the infrastructure that delivers safe drinking water and modern wastewater management facilities will improve public health and drive economic development in our small towns and cities,” Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a strong partner with rural communities, because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”
This investment will help to improve rural water infrastructure for the town of Middlesex’s 825 residents. The USDA investment will be used to increase the treatment capacity by 30,000 gallons.
“Middlesex is a town that will see a population growth over the next decade,” said North Carolina State Director for USDA Rural Development Robert Hosford. “This improvement to their water system will help facilitate that
USDA is funding 76 projects nationwide through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The Trump administration is investing $268 million to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure across 28 states. The investments that USDA announced today are being made in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.