10/27/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/28/2020 05:56
JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - Today, Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. (R-Tenn.) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced it will award grants and loans totaling $3,536,900 to Northeast Tennessee through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program:
'Over the last four years, the Trump administration has made it a priority to invest in rural communities - giving them the much-needed support to improve education, infrastructure, healthcare, and other major factors of economic development and overall safety. Thanks to these grants, the Holston Utility District will be able to replace meters, build new waterlines and improve water pressure; and Bulls Gap will be able to update the town's sewer system. Improvements like these improve health and safety for our community. These improvements literally lay the foundation for future community development. This is great news for Northeast Tennessee, and I'm pleased to see these important investments in our region.'
Note: More information about USDA's investment in rural water and wastewater infrastructure improvements can be found here. The individual grants and loans are as follows: