FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9-27-18
Contact: Aaron White Phone: 202-225-5506, Aaron.White@mail.house.gov
Grant will help make improvements to La Crosse’s watershed storm stations
La Crosse – Today, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind announced a $3.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the City of La Crosse to improve water infrastructure and support business growth in Wisconsin.
“The Driftless region is the most beautiful place to live in America, but it comes with challenges – like the possibility of flooding and severe storms that can damage our homes, fields and businesses,” said Rep. Ron Kind. “This grant will help make important improvements to La Crosse’s watershed storm water lift stations on the Northside, and allow our businesses to grow and thrive here in western Wisconsin.”
Grant funds will be used to improve and redevelop three storm water lift stations to safeguard Wisconsin businesses from future flooding, and attract new industry to western Wisconsin. The critical storm water infrastructure improvements are located in La Crosse’s North watershed, which is outdated and fails to meet safety standards for the expanding Northside.