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Senator Murray Announces $1.1 Million to Improve Fairfield's Wastewater Infrastructure

May 08 2001

Funding means higher health and environmental standards for Spokane County

(WASHINGTON, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-Wash.) announced a $740,000 grant and $413,790 loan to fund wastewater treatment in Spokane County. The funds will be used to bring Fairfield's wastewater treatment facility into compliance with current regulatory standards and to increase the system's efficiency. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Office of Rural Development.

"Washington's rural communities deserve better water treatment infrastructure but often times can't afford it," Murray said. "I'm pleased that these USDA funds will help Fairfield meet federal wastewater codes and provide a better quality of life for its residents."

As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Murray has been a strong supporter of water and wastewater infrastructure grants and loans administered by the USDA. She has fought for additional funding for these programs to ensure that Washington communities can continue to improve the quality of life of their residents and comply with high federal standards.