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(Washington, D.C.) – Today, U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) announced that the City of Cashmere will receive a $6 million grant and $13 million loan for wastewater system improvements. The funding was included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which was signed into law in February of last year.

Cashmere's wastewater treatment facilities, which were constructed in the 1960s, are located on the southeast end of the city along the banks of the Wenatchee River. This funding will help the city comply with new environmental regulations while meeting the capacity needs of job-creating industrial growth.

“Our rural communities deserve infrastructure that provides them with safe, available water,” said Senator Murray. “This investment will help the City of Cashmere make critical improvements to their sewer system, which will help promote economic development.”