Wicker, Cochran Announce $1.7 Million Federal Loan for City of D’Iberville

August 14, 2008

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roger Wicker and Thad Cochran today announced the City of D’Iberville has received a $1,702,564 Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development program.  The funds will be used to complete water and sewer improvements in five existing service areas by constructing water distribution and sewer collection lines, and provide water lines so fire hydrants can be installed.  The project will also connect over 7,000 users into the city’s sewage system. 

“This federal loan will help the City of D’Iberville upgrade their water and sewer infrastructure system in order to better serve the community,” Sen. Wicker said.  “I am glad USDA Rural Development saw the value in this project and I want to thank them for providing this loan to D’Iberville.” 

The mission of the USDA Rural Development Water and Waster Disposal Loan Program is to develop water and waste disposal systems, including solid waste disposal and storm drainage, in rural areas and towns with a population not in excess of 10,000.  USDA Rural Development serves as the lead federal entity for rural development needs and aims to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life in rural America.