Washington, D.C. – Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement today after the City of Bloomfield was awarded a total of $3,365,000 in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. Bloomfield will use the funding to establish a more permanent water source. The project involves abandoning the aging water treatment plant, constructing a new 300,000 gallon water tower, and establishing a permanent capacity buy-in with Rathbun Regional Water Association. Approximately 1,301 existing rural residents and businesses will benefit. Specifically, the City of Bloomfield will receive a loan of $1,857,000 and a grant of $1,508,000.
“Today’s announcement is great news for the people of Bloomfield. I am pleased that these funds will be used to update the aging water system and provide clean water to the folks in the area. Access to safe drinking water is critical to families and the entire City of Bloomfield.”
Congressman Loebsack recently toured the new water treatment plant at Rathbun Regional Water Association. During his visit, Loebsack met with the CEO and other employees to discuss the new water tower that will serve Bloomfield.