Castleford Celebrates Earth Day


By Joey Martin

Castleford, Idaho ( KMVT-TV – KTWT-TV ) The City of Castleford celebrated Earth Day this Monday with a little presentation from the city.

Over the past couple of years Castleford has been working hard to increase their residents' quality of life standards.

In 2008 the city completed upgrades to their water system.

Finally matching up with federally mandated Arsenic Treatment Standards.

Back in November, the city bonded for a 2–million dollars upgrade to their sewer and wastewater facilitates.

With funding from an Idaho Department of Commerce Community Block Grant and a USDA Rural Grant and Loan.

The city of Castleford is now on track start work later this summer.

"Rural Development put up 1.1 million dollars in a loan and $475,000 in cash to build a new sewer plant for the city of Castleford, which was out of compliance with their sewer facilities."
Said Wally Hedrick, USDA Rural Development State Director.

This Monday representatives from the state of Idaho and local communities came together in Castleford.

The group praised the city for their continued work to improve the quality of life in Castleford.

Work on the new treatment plant will begin later this summer and should be complete by 2014.

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