Water System Update

Water System Update

CITY OF MOSIER & USDA RURAL DEVELOPMENT

Mosier currently depends upon a single well to provide water to 269 households; 4 small businesses; a sewage treatment plant; and a school with 228 students and 28 staff members. Additionally, the community is planning to build a combined fire station, city hall, and community center, which will also be connected to the municipal water system. However, the town’s water infrastructure does not have the capacity to meet increasing demand and lacks a backup water supply and systems.

To address these needs, the City of Mosier was awarded a $1.4 million loan/grant from USDA Rural Development to upgrade its municipal water system. Overall, the project will provide a sustainable ground water supply, backup systems, and expanded capacity to ensure the 455 residents of this growing community continue to have access to good quality drinking water.

“These water system improvements will ensure this rural community has access to a safe, reliable source of drinking water for decades to come,” says John Huffman, USDA Rural Development State Director