Tester Secures $355,000 for Water System Improvements in Roosevelt County
Grant funding provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Waste and Water Disposal grant program
U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced $355,000 to make improvements to the outdated water main systems in Wolf Point, Montana.
“In these unprecedented times, folks in our frontier communities should have peace of mind knowing they have access to clean water,” said Tester. “This investment will help Wolf Point make critical improvements to their water system, ensuring they have access to clean water without emptying their pocketbooks.”
The funding will replace water mains experiencing leaks and corrosion throughout rural Roosevelt County. The existing mains were first installed by the City of Wolf Point in approximately 1900 and 1950. These mains have reached the end of their effective life span and need to be replaced.
Tester has worked diligently to supply Montana water and wastewater systems with funding to stay up-to-date. He secured nearly $3 million for Whitehall, Sweet Grass County, Whitefish, Cascade County, Seeley Lake, Sanders County, and Toole County. Additionally, he secured an additional $2 million to make upgrades to Geraldine’s water system.