(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) announced the Trump Administration will invest $462 million to modernize water and wastewater infrastructure in rural communities across the nation including a $3,099,000 grant and a $515,000 loan for the Town of Spurgeon:
“I am pleased that the Trump Administration continues to keep their promise to invest in infrastructure across the nation. Often, rural areas are overlooked when it comes to important updates to water and wastewater, however, President Trump has made it a priority to make sure rural Americans are not forgotten. These funds will go a long way in updating systems that will allow for the ability for housing development and increased economic activity for the region.”
This Rural Development investment will be used to construct a new wastewater collection system for the town of Spurgeon. Funds will also be used for the purchase of connection/capacity with the town of Lynnville who will provide treatment. This regional approach will save money for the town of Spurgeon as well as build on the regional partnerships in the area. The collection system will consist of approximately 14,400 lineal feet of 2, 3, and 4-inch force main throughout the town of Spurgeon. The collection system will discharge to a new lift station located at the south end of town before being sent to the town of Lynnville Wastewater Treatment Plant. Due to limiting soil conditions, the Pike County Health Department no longer issues permits for septic systems in the town. This limits the ability of the town of Spurgeon to add new residents/housing as well as attract rural business. Rural Development will be partnering with two state agencies (State Revolving Fund through the Indiana Finance Authority and Office of Community and Rural Affairs) to provide additional funding to the town of Spurgeon's 207 residents in rural Pike County, Ind.