Vicksburg gets USDA loan for wastewater upgrades

Kalamazoo and Battle Creek
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VICKSBURG, Mich. (WOOD) — A Kalamazoo County project is among 40 across the nation getting federal money for water infrastructure upgrades.

Vicksburg is getting an about $8.4 million loan to build and replace pipes and pump stations. The goal is to increase the capacity of wastewater and treatment systems can handle.

Ludington is getting a loan of about $6 million to upgrade its wastewater treatment system, which also serves surrounding municipalities. The money will pay for lagoon and plant improvements.

Akron and Croswell  in the Thumb region are also getting money — nearly $4 million together — for water system upgrades.

The cash is coming from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. In all, that program is dispensing $82 million to drinking water, wastewater and stormwater improvement projects in rural communities in 20 states.

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