WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, issued the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the village of Endicott in Jefferson County will receive a $30,000 grant from the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program:

“I’m pleased the USDA has awarded this Water and Waste Disposal grant to Jefferson County. This important investment will enable the completion of a project to improve and upgrade the water distribution system for families located in Endicott and the surrounding area. Additionally, the grant will help supply clean and safe drinking water to residents nearby in Steele City.”

More information on the grant from the USDA:

This Rural Development investment will be used to improve the water distribution system and replace valves of the Village of Endicott. The replacement of corroded piping and selected components to include the bypass piping and valves. A dehumidifier for moisture control will be installed in the treatment building. The detention tank and aerators will all be replaced along with new water treatment vessels and media. New water meters will be installed in the Village. A pump house will be included in this project to be able to supply water to the Village of Steele City. This partnering project will allow Steele City to have safe, reliable drinkable water.