07.18.05

Burr Announces $6.8 Million Loan for Halifax

Funds to expand access to clean water

Senator Richard Burr today announced a $6,800,000 Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan from the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development division for Halifax County. The funds will cover continued construction costs of a countywide water system.

"Clean drinking water and proper waste disposal are essential for rural North Carolina," said Senator Burr. "These funds will help Halifax County expand access to clean water."

USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal loans improve the quality of life and promote economic development in rural areas. Halifax County will extend access to clean water to 270 new households and one school with this loan. The county will build nearly 50 miles of new water mains and a one million gallon ground storage water tank. The improved countywide water system will serve almost 7,000 households.