Governor Doyle Announces Funding for New Storm Sewer and Retention Pond in Waushara County

MADISON — Governor Jim Doyle announced today that the City of Wautoma will receive a $300,000 grant from the Community Development Block Grant–Public Facilities (CDBG-PF) program of the Department of Commerce (Commerce) to fund the construction of a new storm sewer and retention pond.


“Investing in infrastructure is an important part of enhancing the ability of communities and businesses to grow,” Governor Doyle said.  “That’s why we must continue our support for projects like this that will improve overall community development.”


The City of Wautoma plans to construct a new storm water retention pond. The city also plans to install 4,200 lineal feet of storm sewer, which will connect the currently used seepage pond to the new retention pond. Total project cost is $600,000.


Commerce administers the CDBG Program. These CDBG-PF grants play an important role in helping communities finance a wide range of projects designed to enhance the economic vitality of the community through the provision of community infrastructure, the expansion of tax base, job creation, and increased private investment in downtowns.


For more information on Commerce programs and services, contact the Commerce area development manager at