U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development has awarded over $10,000,000 in loan and grant funding to the Lower Township Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA). To date, USDA has announced $2.67 billion in Recovery Act funds for water and environmental projects in local communities across the country through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) and other Water and Environmental Program funding.
Lower Township MUA is receiving $8,167,000 in Recovery Act loans and $2,686,000 in USDA program grant funding. The combined $10.8 million federal investment will be used for the water improvement project in the Township’s Town Bank areas and ensure each resident in the project area will have access to safe potable water meeting all State and Federal Safe Drinking Water guidelines.