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brbrUSDA Rural Development Program Brings $560,000 Loan and $448,000 Grant to HopewellbrbrFunds for New Water Mains Will Bring Clean Water to Local ResidentsbrbrSenators: This Investment Will Expand Access to Clean Water, Spur Economic Development and Improve Quality of Life for This Rural Communitybrbr


Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Town of Hopewell has received a Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant for a total of $1,008,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - Rural Development's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The funding will be used to install new water mains and improve access to clean and purified water for Hopewell area residents along NYS Route 488 and County Road #47.


"Supporting New York's rural communities with smart investments for water and waste management is pivotal for those towns and the local economy. It improves water quality and spurs economic development," said Senator Schumer. "This USDA Rural Development investment for the Town of Hopewell will improve local access to clean water which in turn will help enhance quality of life in the community and lead the way for further economic development in the region."    


"Investing in water infrastructure like this is one of the smartest and most effective ways to lead us to new economic growth," said Senator Gillibrand, New York's first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly 40 years and is fighting to protect funding for these investments in rural communities as the Senate debates the Farm Bill. "Ensuring clean drinking water for Hopewell can help families live healthier lives, and help attract new businesses and support jobs to strengthen the local economy. And when these investments are made at the federal level like this, that helps hold the line on property taxes."    


The USDA Rural Development funding for the Town of Hopewell in Ontario County is comprised of a $560,000 loan and a $448,000 grant. The USDA Rural Development's mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. USDA Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of necessary community and technology infrastructure.