USDA loan made for Chassell sewer upgrade
By Jane Nordberg
Daily Mining Gazette
Published March 18th, 2005
CHASSELL TOWNSHIP - Residents of Chassell Township will
receive an upgrade to a sewage treatment system, courtesy
of a $718,000 U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
U.S. Rep. Bart Stupak (D-Menominee) said this week that
loans such as the one received by Chassell Township assist
in the fight against waterway contamination.
"Recently, I introduced legislation that addresses
the issue of preventing sewage from being dumped in waterways
like the Great Lakes," Stupak said in a written statement.
"This funding is vital to improving local sewage
infrastructures so sewage dumping does not occur."
Chassell Township Supervisor David Mattson said the funding
will aid the township in making necessary improvements
toward the township's sewage infrastructure, with no time
"If these problems aren't addressed as they arise,
communities face potential health concerns as a result,"
he said. "It's great to receive this funding so that
we can get going on these improvements right away."
The project will benefit 332 rural residents and businesses
through the upgrade of clay liners at the sewage lagoons
and improvements to pump stations along Lakeshore Drive.
Sewer service will also be extended to 32 customers along
the Half Moon Beach area of Pike Bay who are experiencing
septic problems due to a high water table and inadequate