WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, released the following statement today after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will provide over $1 million to improve the water system in the city of Crawford, Nebraska:

“I’m pleased to see these resources go to the city of Crawford as they work to improve water distribution throughout their community. Investments like these from the USDA help improve life for families and keep people healthy in rural America.”

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The USDA’s announcement includes a grant of $596,500 and a loan of $584,000.

These grants and loans are funded by USDA’s Rural Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Improvements. 36 U.S. states and Puerto Rico were included. The city of Crawford can use this funding to install distribution pipes, valves, fire hydrants, meters, and parts of their collection system.