3727 Government Street, Alexandria, Louisiana 71302
Release No.: 08302007-1
Contact: Holly L. Martien, (318) 473-7917
ALBANY RECEIVES OVER $4.7 FROM USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT
TO EXPAND WATER SYSTEM
Congressman Richard Baker and State Director Clyde Holloway Present Funds
ALBANY, August 30, 2007 – Congressman Richard Baker joined USDA Rural
Development State Director Clyde Holloway today in Albany to present over $4.7 million
in USDA Rural Development loan and grant funds to the Village of Albany for expansion
of their community water system. The funding included $1,038,000 in grant funds and
$3,706,000 in loan funds.
“USDA Rural Development offers affordable financing to rural communities for
development, improvement, and expansion of rural water systems,” said Holloway. “This
project is being funded with a combination of loan and grant funds—bringing the cost of
the project down and making it possible for the community to offer water service to
The expansion will include installation of 171,300 linear feet of water lines,
purchase of an existing elevated storage tank and property, and connection to existing
water lines and well. In addition, remote reading meters will be installed in the new
service area. The new service area will offer community water to 650 new users who are
currently using individual water wells.
USDA Rural Development provides a full range of rural development credit
services in rural Louisiana. The USDA Rural Development State Office is located in
Alexandria, and Area Offices are located in Monroe, Natchitoches, Lafayette, and Amite.
Further information on USDA Rural Development’s loan and grant programs may be
obtained by visiting USDA Rural Development’s web site at:
USDA Rural Development is an equal opportunity lender, provider, and employer.
Complaints of discrimination should be sent to: USDA, Director, Offic