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USDA offering $5.2B in loans, grants for rural water, sewer systems

The nation’s rural water and sewer systems are getting a $5.2 billion boost in loans and grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The department has begun approving an increased amount of grants and loans to upgrade and rebuild drinking-water, stormwater-drainage and sewer systems for rural communities with 10,000 or fewer residents. The funding comes […]

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New England universities use federal funds to create Infrastructure Durability Center

The Richmond “Checkered House” Route 2 bridge over the Winooski River was repaired and widened in 2011. (Photo courtesy Vermont Agency of Transportation.) The University of Vermont is part of a coalition, including the University of Maine, the University of Rhode Island, the University of Connecticut, the University of Massachusetts Lowel, and Western New England […]