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kanjorski-cando-fundingCAN DO has received nearly $750,000 to fund improvements to the water systems in Humboldt Industrial Park and the CAN DO Corporate Center.

During a press conference at the CAN DO Corporate Center, just off Interstate 80 in Drums, U.S. Congressman Paul Kanjorski and United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Pennsylvania State Director Tom Williams announced that CAN DO would receive a $649,800 loan and a $99,000 grant to help fund the improvements of the water supply systems in the industrial park and corporate center.

The loan from the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities Program will be used to test, monitor and improve the water wells at Humboldt and increase the well capacity at the corporate center. The preventative maintenance project will help ensure the reliability of the water supply for the two parks.

“We are grateful for the support of Congressman Kanjorski and the USDA,” said CAN DO President Kevin O’Donnell. “Without such financial assistance it would be extremely difficult for small communities to make the necessary improvements that ensure a safe and adequate water supply.”

The project will upgrade the water system of the corporate center from approximately 200,000 gallons per day to approximately 547,000 gallons per day.  This improvement will provide the capacity needed to allow continued growth within the CAN DO Corporate Center as well as adjacent residential developments that are also served by the system.

The Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the Recovery Act from USDA Rural Development will help finance work on the five water wells that service the Humboldt Industrial Park.

“There are numerous businesses and employees that rely on CAN DO to ensure that their office spaces run effectively and efficiently,” Kanjorski said. “This funding will help guarantee that the facilities have safe and reliable water systems so that the employees can continue to do their jobs from local facilities, and businesses can grow and expand at CAN DO’s industrial parks.”

Williams said, “Through USDA’s Water and Environmental program, we continue to make investments in rural water infrastructure projects that support local communities by providing greater economic opportunities while protecting natural resources for future generations.”