La Pine will receive $17.7 million in loans and grants from the Department of Agriculture. The money will be used to improve sanitation systems for the people of the Cagle and Glenwood Acres subdivisions.
The aim of the project is to prevent cross-contamination of people’s drinking water wells.
“People have lived here for a long time and the city can always help them to improve their quality of life and not at their expense because the city pays for all of this, so I think it’s a good thing,” he said the Mayor of La Pine Dan Reicher.
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The total cost of the work is $36 million. It includes additional work on the city’s water system.
Richer said work could begin later this summer.
Sen. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., announced the funding.