Crawford Getting $1.2-M From USDA Rural Development For Water Project

CRAWFORD – The City of Crawford is receiving nearly $1.2-million dollars from USDA Rural Development to improve the city’s water system, which serves about a thousand people.

City Clerk/Treasurer Jane Dailey says the money will be split between a loan and grant with Crawford also hoping for a Community Development Block Grant to supplement the USDA money to install distribution pipe, valves, fire hydrants, meters and parts of the collection system.

The Crawford funding is part of $281-million awarded to 106 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities in 36 states and Puerto Rico.

USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Karl Elmshaeuser says “Having a water infrastructure that is reliable and safe is essential for rural communities (and) Rural Development is committed to helping rural Nebraska prosper.”

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