Water and Sewer Projects


 Number of Water and Sewer Projects and USDA Loan/Grant Totals by State for Projects 
Started From Fiscal Year 1965 Through June 1995
 
 
(Dollars in millions)
 
                            Number                  Loan and   Average
                                of    Loan   Grant     grant  cost per
States and territories    projects  amount  amount    amount   project
------------------------  --------  ------  ------  --------  --------
Arizona                    160      172.7     52.1     224.8       1.4
Colorado                   239      181.3     96.2     277.5       1.2
Idaho                      255      113.8     62.0     175.8       0.7
Montana                    100       50.6     24.6      75.2       0.8
Nevada                      63       42.9     15.4      58.3       0.9
New Mexico                 174       83.6     43.6     127.2       0.7
Utah                       206      133.8     45.3     179.1       0.9
Wyoming                    132       57.2     58.4     115.5       0.9
Total                   16,909  $20,401.9 $7,347.0 $27,748.8      $1.6
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Notes:  All dollar amounts are expressed in fiscal year 1994 dollars. Figures may 
not total because of rounding. 

   
Funding for Water and Sewer Projects From USDA and Other Sources, by State, Fiscal Year 1965 Through June 1995
 
 
(Dollars in millions)
 
States
and
territor                  State/                          Total non-
ies        Community      County         EPA       Other        USDA        USDA
--------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------  ----------
Arizona         27.3         0.6        58.1        39.1       125.0       224.8
Colorado        34.7        30.6        20.2        23.9       109.4       277.5
Idaho           13.2        30.6        36.3        28.4       108.5       175.8
Montana          2.1         3.9        16.6         5.2        27.8        75.2
Nevada           3.9         3.1        26.4         7.8        41.2        58.3
New             12.4        20.7        19.2        20.2        72.5       127.2
 Mexico
Utah            15.1        36.4        54.1        39.5       145.1       179.1
Wyoming         14.4        88.5        19.7        65.7       188.3       115.5
Total       $1,109.8    $2,184.0    $6,347.5    $2,506.6   $12,147.9   $27,748.8
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Notes:  All figures are expressed in fiscal year 1994 dollars. Figures may not total 
because of rounding. 

   
Percentage of Households With Population Under 10,000 Lacking Water and Sewer Systems in 1990, by State
 
                                   Percent lacking     Percent lacking
                                 public or private        public sewer
State                                 water system              system
------------------------------  ------------------  ------------------
Arizona                                         11                  41
Colorado                                         4                   8
Idaho                                            5                  11
Montana                                         12                  15
Nevada                                          16                  25
New Mexico                                      16                  31
Utah                                             2                  20
Wyoming                                          6                   8
Average                                          9                  20
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Source:  GAO's analysis of data from the Bureau of the Census' 1990 Census of 
Population and Housing. 
 
EPA is also collecting information on water needs.  These data are expected to be 
available in 1996. 

   
Small Communities' Needs for Sewer Facilities, by State, 1992
 
                                               Number of    Percent of
                                 Number of         small         small
                                     sewer   communities   communities
                             facilities in          with          with
                                     small    documented    documented
State                          communities         needs         needs
--------------------------  --------------  ------------  ------------
Arizona                                309            37            12
Colorado                               295            72            24
Idaho                                  209            33            16
Montana                                192            19            10
Nevada                                  63            21            33
New Mexico                              79            15            19
Utah                                   371            18             5
Wyoming                                119             8             7
Total                               21,834         7,258            34
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Source:  GAO's analysis of EPA data in 1992 Needs Survey Report to Congress. 
 


Source: Rural Development: USDA's Approach to Funding Water and Sewer Projects (Chapter Report, 09/22/95, GAO/RCED-95-258). Full text of report available from General Accounting Office (GAO) Reports.

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