Modernizing Rural Wastewater and Drinking Water Infrastructure
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced it is investing $891 million to support projects that will modernize rural wastewater and drinking water infrastructure across 43 states. This includes the state of California, and for the Amador Water Agency, that will mean constructing two 1-million-gallon water storage tanks large enough to support operational and emergency needs and provide enhanced water delivery by connecting the new tanks to the water distribution system. The funding, which will be provided through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, will assist 220 projects and improve rural water infrastructure for a total of 787,000 people. The Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program is responsible for providing funding for rural communities of 10,000 residents or less, to support activities to improve drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, stormwater drainage, and sanitary solid waste disposal systems.