Hoeven Announces More Than $5.8 Million in USDA Loans, $607,000 Grant to Support Rural Water Projects in North Dakota

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven, a member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee and Agriculture Appropriations Committee, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is providing three loans totaling $5.8 million and a grant of $607,500 to support rural water projects in North Dakota. The funds are made available through USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program, which supports infrastructure for drinking water systems, sanitary sewer and waste systems and storm water drainage in rural areas. The details of the funding are as follows:

• Southeast Water Users District – $4.7 million loan to support a system-wide expansion.
• City of Oakes – $607,500 grant and a $480,000 loan for improvements to the city’s wastewater treatment lagoon.
• Barnes Rural Water District – $625,000 loan for a rural water supply project.

“Today’s funds will help ensure that our communities have the updated, reliable infrastructure they need to support their quality of life and future growth,” Hoeven said.