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Mosier Gets USDA Funding For Water System

Mosier will receive $1.4 million in funding from U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development to help improve its municipal water system.  Rural Development State Director John Huffman made the announcement Thursday.  With the help of a $763,000 loan and a $659,418 grant from USDA’s Water and Waste Disposal Program, Mosier will drill a new well to serve as a backup water source.  The town will also install a new telemetry system to improve system efficiency and build a new pump station to provide backup power and redundant pumps, expanding the system’s capacity.  Mosier currently depends upon a single well to provide water to the town, but that infrastructure does not have the capacity to meet increasing demand and lacks a backup water supply and systems.