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More funding for Northwoods water infrastructure

RHINELANDER (WKOW) -- Governor Jim Doyle announced the city of Rhinelander will get millions of dollars in both federal and state funding for a new water treatment plant.

The city will receive $32,912,624 for a new state-of-the-art water treatment plant and a new force main.  They'll also get $460,000 to construct a fire station addition for ambulance services.

Half of the funding comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment (ARRA) and the other half comes from the state. 

The projects are expected to create new jobs for Rhinelander for workers who do construction and plumbing. 

Statewide, about $206 million will be spent on water infrastructure projects.  Half will be funded through an ARRA grant.

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