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Winneconne water project soaks up USDA funding

The village of Winneconne has received nearly $4.6 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development for a water and environmental project.

The money is coming from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and will be used to construct a new wastewater treatment facility, according to a press release.

The village is currently served by a community wastewater treatment system that was constructed in 1980. Although the existing facility has been well maintained, upgrades are needed to comply with requirements to meet the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Wastewater Pollutant Discharge System Permit Program, according to the release.

The new system will serve the 2,460 residents of the village.

Four additional Wisconsin projects selected for funding by USDA Rural Development include:

•    Village of Clyman: $2,317,000 loan, $1,727,000 grant, construction of a new Wastewater Treatment Facility;

•    Country Estates Sanitary District: $1,456,000 loan, $3,120,000 grant, wastewater system improvements;

•    City of Mauston: $782,000 loan, $208,000 grant, water system improvements; and

•    City of Mauston: $694,000 loan, $204,000 grant, wastewater system improvements.

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