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Planning Reports Funded for Three Rural
Water and Waste Projects in Central Virginia
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Agriculture's Virginia Rural Development office announced it will invest in planning and evaluation
processes critical to three rural Virginia localities' water and sewer infrastructure.
The town of Brookneal, Buckingham County and Halifax County Service Authority each will receive a $30,000 grant to develop
preliminary engineering and environmental reports to address public water and waste needs.
"Our planning grants fund what will
be the foundation of, and a major catalyst
for, providing residents with access and
updates to essential services," said Jim
Maras, Virginia community programs
director, USDA Rural Development.
"Preliminary engineering and environmental reports needed for infrastructure
upgrades are often out of reach financially
for rural localities, which is why we're
proud to offer these grants as means for
empowering localities across Virginia to
launch projects safely and effectively."
Two of the grants announced are
USDA Rural Development SEARCH
grants, which help very small, financially
distressed rural communities with predevelopment feasibility studies, design
assistance and technical assistance on proposed water and waste disposal projects.
Also included in the announcement is
a Predevelopment Planning Grant (PPG),
which assists low-income communities
with initial planning and development of an
application for USDA Rural Development
Water and Waste Disposal direct loan/
grant and loan guarantee programs.
Funding is contingent upon the recipients
meeting the terms of their grant agreement.
Descriptions of the projects and localities are below.
* Brookneal - $30,000 - SEARCH
grant funds will be used to develop
preliminary engineering and environmental reports to address needed
improvements to the Town's existing
sewer collection system.
* Buckingham County - $30,000 -
SEARCH grant funds will be used
to develop preliminary engineering
and environmental reports to address
the extension of public sewer to the
Sprouses Corner area.
* Halifax County Service Authority -
$30,000 - Predevelopment Planning
Grant funds will be used to develop
preliminary engineering and environmental reports to address the issue of
resizing the Sutphin Road interceptor, which will transfer raw wastewater
from the Town of Halifax to the South
For more information, contact Eric Peters
at (804) 489-1984.
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From the President: Strong
From the Executive Director: Do You Need VRWA?
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Future Operators: Implementing A Career
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Work Zone Safety Awareness: V-DOT Work Zone Traffic Control Certification
Water System Consolidation
Decline of Coal: Economic Effects on Utilities
Effectively Managing Inventory Space and Costs
VRWA Report Card
Planning Reports Funded for Three Rural Water and Waste Projects in Central Virginia
VRWA Members Corner
Throwing My Loop: A Positive Life...
Benefits for VRWA Members
Board of Directors
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