FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2012
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES VILLAGE OF CASTORLAND TO RECEIVE $750,000 IN FEDERAL FUNDING – INVESTMENT WILL FUND IMPROVEMENTS IN VILLAGE'S SEWER SYSTEM
USDA Rural Development Program Funding Will Upgrade Sewer System for Residents and Businesses
Schumer: This Investment Will Improve Quality of Life, Spur Economic Development in This Rural Community
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Village of Castorland, in Lewis County, has received a Water and Waste Disposal Grant totaling $750,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development. The funding will be used to update the Village’s sewer collection system and build a sewer treatment system for residents and businesses.
"Efficiently supporting our rural communities with funding for clean water and sewer repairs is pivotal for our community and our economy,” said Schumer. “Funding water-quality projects in the Village of Castorland will boost public health and bring infrastructure jobs to the region, which will spur local economic development.”
Rural Development funds will be used to upgrade the sewer collection system and construct a new sewer treatment system.
The funding is part of the USDA Rural Development annual budget. USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of necessary community and technology infrastructure.