Baucus, Tester: City of Poplar to receive grant of nearly $3 million

Grant will be used for water and waste disposal projects

(WASHINGTON , D.C. ) The City of Poplar will be able to begin upgrading its water and waste disposal systems, thanks to money announced today by Montana Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester.

The city will receive a grant for $2,950,000 and a loan for $1,273,000 from the Rural Development Authority, through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The city will use the loan and grant funds to install two new wells and a pumping station, to build a new transmission main from the wells to the treatment plant, to update treatment plant media and flow meters, and to replace approximately 18,500 feet of small and deteriorated water mains.

"This money will allow Poplar to modernize all of the components of their water and waste disposal systems," Baucus said. "Water is the lifeblood of

Montana . Every Montanan deserves access to clean water, so they can focus on their jobs, their communities and their families."

"Access to clean water and modern sewer systems is essential for folks on the Hi-Line," Tester said. "This is an important boost for Poplar and I look forward to seeing this money put to work over the next few years."