Garfield gets money to replace sewer collection systemJust in time for Earth Day, the city of Garfield received good news about its efforts to protect the groundwater.
Just in time for Earth Day, the city of Garfield received good news about its efforts to protect the groundwater.
It will receive a $1,245,000 loan and a $1,740,000 grant to replace its sewer collection system, expand its existing wastewater treatment facility, build a new well for drinking water and build a new pump house and storage building.
Colleen Landkamer, state director of the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development, will visit the Douglas County Public Works Building in Alexandria at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 22 – Earth Day – to announce the funding.
Landkamer will be joined by Yeshimebet Abebe from Rural Development’s national office in Washington, D.C. and community leaders from Garfield and Bertha.
Bertha will receive a $3,639,000 loan and $1,782,000 grant to replace sewer and water piping, build a water tower and construct stabilization ponds.
Combined, the funding totals more than $8.4 million.