The Upper Peninsula city of Norway is getting $5.6 million in federal grants and loans for an overhaul of its water and sewer systems.
U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow said Tuesday that much of the money comes from the recently passed Farm Bill, which increased funding for rural water and sewer programs.
The Michigan Democrat says that Norway is getting a $1.15 million grant and a $1.65 million loan through the U.S. Department of Agriculture's rural development program for wastewater improvements. Stabenow says the city also is getting a $2.81 million loan for improvements to its water system.
The city of 2,800 is in Dickinson County, about 7 miles east-southeast of Iron Mountain. The water systems serve the city and adjoining Norway Township.