New England awarded $5M in funding for water infrastructure
NEW ENGLAND -- The city of New England has received $5 million in funding to help get its water infrastructure project in the ground.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday that it is giving a $2.7 million loan and awarding a $2.2 million grant to the city of about 750 to help improve and replace its water infrastructure. The water pipes and sewer system New England uses now were installed in 1947.
“It’s a tremendous undertaking for the city of New England,” said Mayor Marty Opdahl.
The total cost of the project, which will be done in four phases, is about $17 million. That, Opdahl said, “was too much to bite off at once.”Check back later for more on this story.