Protecting South Jersey Drinking Water
More than 2 and a half million dollars will be used to improve and maintain clean water systems in two South Jersey communities.
Wastewater systems in Paulsboro and Barrington will be constructed and rehabilitated – thanks to directs loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program .
Jersey U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, which funds the USDA, says “these federal resources will ensure that South Jersey communities continue to have access to clean drinking water and effective wastewater treatment infrastructure, modernizing local sewer systems and drinking water facilities helps keep our environment clean and our families healthy.”
The Borough of Barrington will receive a loan of more than 2 million dollars to rehabilitate the sewer systems in the borough, and construct a sump pump discharge system to address health and safety concerns. The Borough of Paulsboro’s loan of more than 550 thousand dollars will be used to complete construction of new water storage equipment that’s needed to accommodate the development of the Port of Paulsboro.
Through the USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, communities may obtain funding to maintain and improve drinking water and waste disposal systems. Last year, communities in New Jersey received more than17 million dollars through this program.
For more information on this and other related programs, you can visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWEP _HomePage.html.