Gallagher Applauds USDA Investments in Sister Bay, Gillett

August 5, 2020
Press Release

Rep. Mike Gallagher (WI-08) today applauded the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) announcement that it would support clean water infrastructure projects in the Village of Sister Bay and the City of Gillett. The funding was made available through the USDA's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, which supports projects to modernize water infrastructure projects in rural communities.

"The USDA's investments in Sister Bay and Gillett will go a long way in helping each community upgrade its wastewater facilities," said Rep. Gallagher. "Modernized water infrastructure is critical to ensuring individuals throughout Northeast Wisconsin have access to clean water, and I'm glad the USDA is supporting these important projects."

Each community will receive the following: 

  • The Village of Sister Bay will receive a $300,000 loan to further support the a wastewater treatment facility project that received funding last year. The project will continue to make improvements to the facility such as: oxidation ditch drives and shafts, clarifier drive replacement, clarifier dome, painting and septage handling, replacement of the electrical power distribution, HVAC equipment and a new supervisory control and data acquisition system, among other improvements. 
  • The City of Gillett will receive a grant of $80,000 -- in addition to a loan of $484,000 -- to continue to upgrade its water distribution and sewer collection systems. The city received funding for this project in 2017, and will use these funds to continue to improve its water mains, which are primarily made of cast iron and in need of upgrades. 

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