Barre approved for $1.1 million in USDA funds for water district

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 October 2019 at 7:59 am

BARRE – The town has been awarded $1.1 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Water District No. 10. That includes a $601,000 grant and $500,000 loan.

The water district will serve 31 residential customers on parts of Angevine, McNamar and Transit roads. The district will replace wells that lack safe, potable water. Installing water mains will provide reliable water service to the residents as well as adequate fire protection, the USDA said.

The USDA is providing the funding through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Eligible applicants include rural cities, towns and water districts.

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