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By Jonathan Hladik
Policy Director Center for Rural Affairs 

Rural communities could benefit from water, broadband infrastructure funding


November 18, 2021

The newly-passed infrastructure package approved by Congress last week promises to reach every corner of the country and, for rural America, funding for water and sewer, broadband internet and electrical projects could have the most impact.

A $11.7 billion annual increase for the Clean Water and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds will assist small towns in making much-needed drinking water and sewage system upgrades. The federal-state partnership provides low-interest loans to eligible communities to improve their drinking water supply, build wastewater facilities or fund other necessary...

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