By: U.S. Congressman Greg Pence Press Office—
Washington, DC –U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Department is investing $281 million in 106 projects nationwide through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. The Town of Eaton will receive over $2.8 million in grant funding from this program to bring modern, reliable water and wastewater infrastructure to the 1,805 residents of Eaton in Delaware County.
“Investing in our rural communities strengthens our entire district. These funds will help modernize the rural infrastructure of Delaware County, bringing cleaner and higher quality water to the Hoosiers of Eaton,” said Congressman Pence. “It is with appreciation to the Trump Administration that I thank the USDA for prioritizing rural communities and investing critical resources to the Sixth District.”
The Rural Development investment will be used to bring the town of Eaton’s water utility into compliance with all of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management’s regulations and effluent quality of water. The current water system is over 70 years old, and the water distribution pipe is made out of a combination of cement and asbestos. The project will remove the use of this potentially harmful material and use current material that will be better for the community for a long time, provide better tasting water and remove any potential health risk. The project will benefit 1,805 residents of Eaton in rural Delaware County.
Congressman Greg Pence represents Indiana’s 6th District. From Columbus, Indiana, Pence advocates for conservative Hoosier values as a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee.