CDBG Grant and Safe Drinking Water Loan Boosts Water System Improvements in Stanfield

City: Stanfield, OR

In March 2012, the IFA awarded the eastern Oregon community of Stanfield a Community Development Block Grants (CDBG) of $2 million as well as a $1.65 million loan from the Safe Drinking Water Revolving Loan Fund (SDWRLF) to help with city's continued water system improvements.

The Hermiston Herald reported that Stanfield City Manager Scott Pingel said the funding will help the city construct a new well on the south side of the city, a new reservoir and a pipeline from the reservoir to the downtown area tying the new reservoir to the current water system. The money also will help with a backup power system, so the city's water supply doesn't stop working when there is a power outage.

The city received $300,000 in CDBG funding for the project's final design, which the city recently completed, Pingel said. The city also will be required to pay back $1 million of the SDWRLF loan to the IFA.

The new reservoir will be located on approximately half an acre of land on the northwest corner of I-84 and Highway 395. The Herald reported the city hopes to have the project underway in September or October.