WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.), along with Congressman Tracey Mann (KS-01), announced a $740,000 USDA Rural Development grant awarded to the city of Quinter to complete improvements to the city’s water supply system.
“Improving Quinter’s water system is important to make certain residents have reliable access to water,” said Sen. Moran. “I’m pleased this federal investment will help Quinter thrive for years to come, and as a member of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee with jurisdiction over USDA, I will continue to advocate for programs that are important to improve the quality of life in our rural communities.”
“Supporting advancement in rural communities is vital to the success of our great state, and I applaud USDA’s investment in the city of Quinter,” said Sen. Marshall. “Every Kansan deserves access to safe and reliable water, no matter where they live. These dollars are an important part of USDA’s efforts to maintain the way of life and ensure the success of rural America for years to come.”
“We use water for sustenance, industrial manufacturing, recreation with our families and friends, and the production of the most affordable, abundant, and safe food supply in the world,” said Rep. Mann. “When that water supply is low or the conditions are dire, we better recognize just how important it is. After Quinter’s water supply dropped to an all-time low, I was proud to help them secure a U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development grant. This award, combined with the dedication and efforts of Kansans in Quinter, will ensure a safe and reliable water source for generations to come.”
The grant will be used to install a new water supply well, well house, well metering, electrical telemetry, as well as support other measures to provide a long-term solution to the city’s water supply issues.
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