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Iowa Lakes Regional Water gets federal funds

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded a $3,106,000 loan and a $1,807,000 grant to Iowa Lakes Regional Water in Spencer.

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley said Monday the funds will help provide water and wastewater infrastructure to rural communities in northwest Iowa.

Officials say Iowa Lakes Regional Water will use the money to expand and improve the water system in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Palo Alto and Pocahontas counties.

The funds for Iowa Lakes Regional Water is streaming from the Agriculture Department's Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.

The program provides funding to develop water and waste disposal systems, including solid waste disposal and storm drainage, in rural areas and towns with a population of 10,000 or less.

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