USDA invests $ 17 million in rural Utah communities
UTAH (ABC4) – The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly $ 17 million in rural infrastructure in Utah, according to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.
The investment is part of President Biden’s “Build a Better America” policy and will expand access to clean drinking water, reliable sewage and solid waste treatment in communities in Utah, Idaho , Wyoming, Hawaii and Guam.
USDA Secretary Vilsack said of investing in rural communities: “The investments we are announcing today will create well-paying union jobs and grow the economy in a sustainable manner. and fair so that everyone can progress for decades. “
The announcement follows the recent passage of the Biden Infrastructure Act, which invests money in rural communities across the United States.
Millville, for example, will build a sewage treatment system, meaning that locals will no longer have to rely on septic tanks.
The Solid Waste Training Institute in Kaysville will provide training services to small rural landfills in Utah to operate their landfill systems in a sustainable manner.
Vilsack’s goal is to provide high-speed Internet access, clean drinking water, and reliable power to rural communities in Utah and many other states across the country.