WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Delaware’s Del-Co will make needed improvements to its water system because of newly-available federal resources. U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that the Del-Co Water Company Inc. was awarded U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Agency resources to make needed improvements and support water and sewage maintenance projects.
“Clean water and efficient wastewater treatment are critically important infrastructure improvements that help drive economic growth throughout our state by attracting new businesses and residents,” Brown said. “Access to safe and clean water is an economic development imperative.”
The USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Guaranteed Loan will provide $11,000,000 to make these water and sewer infrastructure improvements.
Brown, along with then-Sen. George V. Voinovich (R-OH), authored the Clean Water Affordability Act in April 2009. The legislation aims to update the EPA clean water affordability policy to provide for a full and accurate representation of the financial impacts clean water investment programs place on communities struggling to meet federal regulations for improving water infrastructure.