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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-Kan.), along with Congressman Tracey Mann (KS-01), this week announced a $512,000 USDA Rural Development low-interest loan as well as a $1,431,000 grant awarded to the City of Alden to rehabilitate the wastewater collection system, in turn bringing the facility in compliance with the city’s Water Pollution Control Permit and protecting private water wells from contamination.

“This federal investment will bring Alden’s wastewater system up to code and help make certain they have reliable access to safe water,” said Sen. Moran. “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.”

“Through this USDA grant and loan, the City of Alden will be able to rehabilitate a 60-year old wastewater collection system,” said Sen. Marshall. “Residents must have confidence that their water supply is both safe and reliable. This vital update to the city’s aging infrastructure will provide Alden residents with confidence in the safety of the water they are consuming for years to come.”

“I am pleased to hear the City of Alden is a recipient of a $1.43 million USDA Rural Development grant, which will assist in the revitalization of the city’s wastewater system,” said Rep. Mann. “Modernized wastewater collection is vital to the health and safety of a community and I will continue to advocate for quality water supply systems in rural Kansas.”

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