U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Montana State Director Charles Robison announced that USDA is investing $7.3 million to update the City of Hardin’s wastewater treatment plant. USDA is funding the project through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.
The City of Hardin received a $5,201,000 grant and $2,121,000 loan from Rural Development to conduct a three-phased update of the wastewater treatment plant. Improvements planned for the aging system include installation of a new sewer main and manholes. The mechanical plant will be upgraded by replacing the headworks structure and correcting system functions. Other upgrades will include a new plant water well, septage receiving station, installation of a backup power generator, a new disinfection system, and an administration building.