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Huron will receive over $14M for new water district: Part of federal rural infrastructure spend

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The Biden-Harris administration, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development New York State, has announced a significant $36.2 million funding package for the development of rural water and wastewater infrastructure in New York.


State Director Brian Murray stated that this investment, part of a larger $1.1 billion national initiative, aims to revitalize rural communities across the United States, bringing essential services and economic opportunities.

The federal investment will support various projects, including a substantial allocation for Wayne County’s Town of Huron, which will receive over $14 million in loans and grants. This funding is intended to establish a water district that ensures the provision of clean and safe water for the local community. These infrastructure projects are a segment of the 104 investments across 40 states that will focus on improving and modernizing facilities in rural regions.

Reaffirming the government’s commitment to enhancing the living standards in rural America, these investments align with President Biden’s vision for a more inclusive and sustainable economy. The administration’s wider “Investing in America” agenda includes efforts to revamp national infrastructure, encourage private sector investments, and address climate change, all while bolstering community resilience. The USDA continues to play a pivotal role in rural development, aiming to improve economic prospects and quality of life for rural Americans.