Menendez Gets First-Hand Look At How $2 Million Federal Funds Will Improve Water Systems In Barrington
July 2, 2012
Barrington– U.S. Senator Robert Menendez today visited the Borough of Barrington which will receive more than $2 million in low-cost federal loans to build and rehabilitate its sewer systems. The assistance comes through direct loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program, for which Menendez fought to ensure New Jersey towns would remain eligible in the recently passed Agriculture Reform, Food, and Jobs Act of 2012 (the “Farm Bill”).
“With this loan, communities like Barrington can invest in their infrastructure, ensuring not only safe, clean and reliable water systems, but providing a boost to their local economies,” said Menendez.
The Borough of Barrington will receive a loan of more than $2 million to rehabilitate the sewer systems in the borough and construct a sump pump discharge system to address health and safety concerns.
During drafting of the new law, which makes some of the most significant reforms in agriculture policy in decades, Menendez was able to ensure New Jersey communities like Barrington would remain able to compete for federal rural development funds that are critical to local infrastructure and economic development.
For more information on the USDA Program and related programs, visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UWEP_HomePage.html.
Picture: Senator Menendez joins Borough of Barrington Mayor Robert Klaus, USDA Rural Development State Director Howard Henderson and members of the council to announce $2 million in federal assistance to build and rehabilitate its sewer systems.