USDA invests in water infrastructure projects in northern Michigan counties

MICHIGAN (WPBN/WGTU) — Areas in Houghton, Alger and Manistee counties will be seeing some major funding soon.

The USDA Rural Development is investing in four water infrastructure projects, including two in Houghton County, which was hit by major flash flooding over Father’s Day.

The City of Munising in Alger County will see $4.6 million in loans over the next 40 years to improve the city’s water system.

Houghton County gets a $1.75 million loan to fix their sewer system and another for $500,000 for their water system.

The county will also receive a $1.5 million grant.

Manistee will see $4.4 million in loans over the next 40 years for their waste water system.

Michigan Congressman Jack Bergman released the following statement Monday in part:

Rebuilding our infrastructure is vital to ensuring the success of our rural communities. Loans and grants through USDA Rural Development are a key component and I applaud the Trump Administration for continuing to focus on Michigan’s First District. I will continue working to push these and other infrastructure projects forward in the days and years ahead.

by Devon Mahieu

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