USDA invests in rural water quality, wastewater management Posted in: News State Director for Rural Development Edd Hargett today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $9.4 million to improve water systems and wastewater handling services in rural communities in Texas. USDA is funding the projects through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. “USDA understands that safe and reliable water infrastructure is vital for our rural communities,” Hargett said. “The investments announced today demonstrate our commitment to improving essential water and wastewater services that will enhance the prosperity of rural Texans.” Eligible applicants include rural cities, towns and water districts. The funds can be used for drinking ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!