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Moving Toward a Cleaner, Safer, Healthier Environment

Cleaner Water

Rural Water Projects

The Bureau of Reclamation continues to develop rural water projects in areas of the West where groundwater is of insufficient quantity and poor quality. Many of these projects are taking place on Indian Reservations in Montana, North Dakota, and South Dakota. USDA's water and wastewater loan and grant program is used to develop water systems, including storm drainage and solid waste disposal facilities, in rural areas with 10,000 or fewer residents. Over the last three years, the Rural Utilities Service provided over $4.8 billion in assistance for this purpose, funding over 3,897 community infrastructure projects and benefiting approximately 1.3 million rural residents per year.



Cleaner Air

Addressing Global Climate Change

Cleaner Water

Cleaner Lands

Healthier Ecosystems

A Cleaner, Healthier World Community

Healthier People

President Bush’s Performance-Based FY 2005 Budget


September 2004