Abraham announces $4.2 million for Madison Parish water system
WASHINGTON - Congressman Ralph Abraham, M.D., R-Alto, announced today that a water system in Madison Parish will receive about $4.2 million in funds from the US Department of Agriculture to help it complete needed upgrades.
The Walnut Bayou Water Association will receive a $3.488 million loan (40 years at 3.125 percent) and a $702,600 grant from the USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program.
The funds will be used to build a booster station, install two 225,500-gallon storage tanks, and upgrade water distribution lines to provide water to residents in Madison Parish. Some money will also be used to construct an office building to meet accessibility standards. This money will supplement other funds the system previously received for this project.
“Water systems across rural America, and certainly in rural Louisiana, are in desperate need of upgrades. I appreciate the USDA for awarding these badly needed funds to Madison Parish so that the folks who use the system will know they have the high-quality water system that they deserve,” Dr. Abraham said.