WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, U.S. Senators Susan Collins, and Angus King announced more than $2.7 million in grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal grant program for the communities of Brewer, Oxford, and Wilton.
Brewer will receive a $400,000 grant along with a $1,500,000 loan for sewer system improvements. Oxford will receive a $999,000 grant and a $3,601,000 loan for its new waste water treatment facility and collection system. Wilton will receive a $1,350,000 grant and a $2,750,000 loan for wastewater treatment facility sewer upgrades.
“These important investments will help enable these communities to make critical upgrades and repairs to their water and wastewater systems,” Senators Collins and King in a statement. “This restoration will help rural Maine communities extend and improve water and waste treatment facilities that serve local households and businesses.”
The Water and Waste Disposal grant program aims to help rural communities establish best practices that can save tax dollars, improve the natural environment, and help manufacturers and businesses to establish or expand operations. This year, the USDA awarded $299 million for 88 projects nationwide.