The US Department of Agriculture rural development has awarded the Village of Mount Auburn a rural water and wastewater infrastructure loan. U.S. Representative Rodney Davis announced late last week that the village of Mount Auburn would receive $681,000 with $430,000 in a low-interest loan and a grant of $251,000.
Representative Davis says that this is great news for Mt Auburn. "This grant is a great example of the kind of investments we have to make at the federal level to support our rural communities and those they serve. This project will ensure safety and maintain water quality within the area."
Over 24,800 lineal feet of old cast iron 2 and 4 inch water mains will be replaced. The money will also replace fire hydrants, valve boxes, service meters, service lines, and other additions that are needed. The project will also allow the restructure of the current debt service and alleviate possible health hazards from the age of the current system.