Durbin Announces Nearly $3 Million in Recovery Act Funding for Rural Water Projects in Illinois

[WASHINGTON, D.C] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded $2,895,000 in loans and grants funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for two rural Illinois water system improvement projects.  Today’s announcement is part of a nationwide announcement of $128.1 million in funding for water and environmental projects that will help provide safe drinking water and protect the environment in rural areas while creating construction jobs and the infrastructure needed to support community growth. 

The following entities will receive funding:


  • Village of Marissa, St. Clair County: $1,380,000 in loan funding and $815,000 in grant funding.
  • FMC Water Company, Marion County: $700,000 in loan funding.