Washington, DC—Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-27) announced the Town of Aurora has been awarded a $2,120,400 Rural Development loan from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the completion of a water district in Aurora. This funding is in addition to the $11.6 million in loans and more than $920,000 in grants from the USDA from Fiscal Years 2002 through 2004.
“Finishing the Aurora Water District #18 project will bring this area up to high quality water standards, something that every resident is entitled to,” said Higgins. “I applaud USDA for their efforts on behalf of Western New Yorkers.”
"We're pleased to help the Town of Aurora complete this large and important water project," said Patrick H. Brennan, State Director for USDA Rural Development in New York. "The new water district will improve water quality and service for more than 3,000 residents and is evidence of USDA Rural Development's commitment to New York's rural communities."
The loan raises USDA Rural Development's total investment in Aurora's Water District #18 to more than $14.6 million since 2002. The funds will be used to complete the water district and pay for additional construction costs the project has encountered.