Drone picture of city of Isle

Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding two rural communities in his district–the City of Isle and the City of Verndale–with a loan and grant each to help improve water infrastructure.

Of this funding, Congressman Stauber stated, “Access to safe and reliable drinking water is important to everyone but oftentimes our rural communities are overlooked, so I appreciate the USDA for helping to refurbish critical water infrastructure in these areas. I will continue to fight for additional resources to help improve the overall quality of life for our rural residents.”

The breakdown of the money is as follows:

• The City of Isle will receive a $2,230,000 loan and a $858,000 grant for the improvement of existing water and wastewater infrastructure.

• The City of Verndale will receive a $261,000 loan and $237,000 grant for the construction of a new water tower and the installation of water meters.

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