09/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/23/2020 13:09
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Darin LaHood (IL-18) today announced that the Village of Riverton and the United Regional Water Cooperative both received federal funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support waste-water treatment system updates and construction of a water treatment plant in Sangamon County. The Village of Riverton received a $2,407,000 loan and the United Regional Water Cooperative received a $1,770,000 loan and a $1,430,000 grant.
'This investment in our water infrastructure will ensure that Sangamon County residents have access to clean water improving public health and strengthening economic development,' said Rep. LaHood. 'This important funding will provide support to continue work on wastewater management systems in Sangamon County. I applaud Secretary Sonny Perdue and the Trump Administration for their support of central Illinois and our rural communities.'
'The Village of Riverton would like to thank Congressman Darin Lahood and the staff with the USDA Rural Loan Department in Jacksonville, Il, for their support and help navigating through the loan process. These funds will help us improve our sewer system along with adding new lines for the development of new businesses in the Village of Riverton. These projects would not be possible without the support of Congressman Lahood and his staff,' added Village of Riverton President/Mayor Tom Rader.
'Upgrading the infrastructure that delivers safe drinking water and modern wastewater management facilities will improve public health and drive economic development in our small towns and cities,' Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Bette Brand said. 'Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a strong partner with rural communities, because we know that when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.'
The Village of Riverton-Loan of $2,407,000
United Regional Water Cooperative-Loan of $1,770,000 and a grant of $1,430,000