Stabenow announces Norway water aid

NORWAY U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, today announced that the city of Norway will receive $5.6 million to support necessary improvements to its water and wastewater system.

This major investment is part of Sen. Stabenow’s 2014 Farm Bill, which increased funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Water and Environmental programs. President Obama signed the Farm Bill into law at Michigan State University in February.

“The 2014 Farm Bill increased support to improve rural water infrastructure and help communities across Michigan grow and thrive,” said Stabenow. “Today’s announcement is great news for families and small businesses in the city of Norway and Norway Township who rely on a safe, clean water supply in their community.”

The city of Norway will receive a $1,154,000 grant and $1,651,000 loan through USDA Rural Development to fund necessary improvements to the existing wastewater system. The city will also receive a $2,807,000 loan to fund improvements to the water system.

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry has jurisdiction over rural development projects.