Grant provides $20 million for sewer, water projects

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has provided a grant of nearly $20 million for sewer and water projects in the Alaska Bush. The grant was announced Friday by the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

Biggest project on the list is $2.4 million for a sewer and water system for Buckland, with the state kicking in $813,000 for the community of 428. Bethel will get $2.2 million from the federal grant and $725,000 from the state for water and sewer improvements.

Projects in Brevig Mission, Hooper Bay, Kipnuk, Kotlik, Metlakatla, Nikolaevsk, Pilot Station, and Quinhagak all will get more than $1 million from the grant.

The Agriculture Department has contributed more than $55 million for rural Alaska projects in the last three years, according to Sen. Ted Stevens.



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