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U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development (USDA-RD) awarded a $750,000 loan and $310,000 grant to the City of Stanford to replace aged and deteriorating water lines.

“Many of our rural cities are now suffering from aging water and sewer lines, but help is on the way," said Congressman Rogers. "Clean water is essential to attracting businesses to our downtown areas, improving health and growing our communities. I applaud the City of Stanford and Mayor Bill Miracle for their efforts to help local families and businesses by updating this vital portion of infrastructure."

The project will focus on two miles of old water lines along Danville Street in Stanford, Kentucky. Funds will be used to replace old water mains and construct a new parallel water main west of Danville Street. This construction will improve water quality and increase water flow to downtown Stanford. Improved water pressure will also provide adequate flow for fire protection, benefitting more than 3,000 people in the City of Stanford. This award is at the sole discretion of USDA-RD.

Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving Appalachia’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit or follow Rogers on Twitter!/RepHalRogers or on Facebook!/CongressmanHalRogers.