USDA RD Water System Improvements

The Village of Mesick was paying off an outstanding bond for water system work that wouldn’t be paid off for another 5 years and was already in-need of improvements.

F&V uncovered a way for the Village of less than 500 residents to secure new financing that would replace the current debt payment and result in the ability to complete the system improvements with only a minor pay increase to the residents. We assisted the Village in submitting their successful funding application to USDA’s Rural Development (RD) funding for water systems in rural areas.

We prepared the Preliminary Engineering Report and coordinated the environmental review with the Rural Communities Assistance program. System improvements included a new elevated water tank and upgrades to the municipal wells and water distribution system. These system upgrades will benefit the Michigan’s morel mushroom capital by distributing a more consistent water supply.