Rural Communities Encouraged to Apply for Funding to Improve Water Infrastructure

The federal government is helping rural communities upgrade their water systems.

The USDA says rural communities and their water districts can apply online for funding to maintain, modernize or build water and wastewater systems.

The Water and Waste Disposal Program has already funneled $164 million into 54 projects across the country.

Among them, Elberta received $35,000, Ludington received $17 million, and Manistee benefited from nearly $4.5 million.