Tester Secures $310,000 for Water Systems Improvements in Cascade County

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers provides funding for South Wind Water and Sewer District

U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced that Cascade County will receive $310,000 for improvements to the South Wind Water and Sewer District.

“Whether it’s for our crops, our livestock, or our families, clean water is critical to Montana’s frontier communities,” said Tester. “This investment will help Cascade County improve conditions for small business owners, farmers, and families, protecting clean water and their pocket books.”

This funding will be used to replace 11 manholes and about 5,200 feet of sewer lines between mains and 57 individual homes. It will also help replace or rehabilitate about 1,900 linear feet of sewer collection lines as well as install replacement gravel on all roads in the north half of the District.

Tester has worked diligently to supply Montana water systems with funding to stay up-to-date. He recently secured more than $6 million to update water and wastewater disposal infrastructure in Simms, Broadview, and Absaroke, and he secured an additional $2 million to make upgrades to Geraldine’s water system.