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Dalton Awarded $3.5 Million for Wastewater System Upgrades

State and federal agencies provide funding

ST. PAUL – The city of Dalton will receive $3.5 million in state and federal funding to make improvements to its wastewater treatment and sewer system.

Dalton, a city of about 250 people in Otter Tail County, was approved for a $387,000 grant from the Minnesota Public Facilities Authority (PFA), a $585,000 grant from the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and a $1.15 million grant and $1.4 million loan from the federal Office of Rural Development.

“This project will give families and businesses access to up-to-date wastewater infrastructure,” said Shawntera Hardy, who chairs the PFA board and is commissioner of DEED. “This investment will place Dalton on a path to a healthier and safer community, and the local environment will also benefit.”

The PFA funding was from its Water Infrastructure Fund. DEED awarded the funding from its Small Cities Development Program.

The Minnesota Public Facilities Authority provides financing and technical assistance to help communities build and maintain infrastructure that protects public health and the environment and promotes economic growth. Since inception in 1987, the PFA has financed $4.5 billion in public infrastructure projects in communities throughout Minnesota. Read more at the PFA website.


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