Water Well Trust seeks low income households for water well projects in New York

WASHINGTON, DC — The Water Well Trust, the only national nonprofit helping Americans get access to a clean, safe water supply, is seeking low income households from three counties in New York to receive new water wells or rehabilitate existing wells.
In October 2016, the USDA awarded a $52,081 grant to the Water Well Trust through its Household Water Well Systems Grant program for a project to increase potable water availability to rural households in three New York counties — Delaware, Rensselaer, and Columbia.
Funds are still available for low-interest loans to eligible individual households for a new water well or rehabilitation of an existing water well.
To be eligible to receive a WWT loan, applicants must be the owner and occupant of the home as their primary residence.
In addition, the applicant’s household income must not exceed 100 percent of the median non-metropolitan household income for the state in which the applicant resides.
The 2017 median non-metropolitan household income for New York is $62,500.
The income criteria apply to both the applicant and all other occupants of the home.
The Water Well Trust (WWT) is a 501(c)3 organization created by the Water Systems Council to provide a clean water supply to American families living without access to a precious resource most of us take for granted.
For more information, visit waterwelltrust.org.
Contact: Margaret Martens, Program Director Water Well Trust, mmartens@watersystemscouncil.org or 202-625-4383.

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