Published On: Sat, Jul 25th, 2015

Ray, North Dakota sewage boondoggle exposed in Rand Paul’s ‘Waste Report’

In the latest edition of “Waste Report”, Kentucky Senator and 2016 Republican Presidential candidate, Dr Rand Paul exposes egregious waste of our hard earned tax dollars.

photo: TaxRebate.org.uk

photo: TaxRebate.org.uk

The city of Ray, North Dakota, spent $2.5 million, including $760,000 in low interest loans provided by the federal government, to increase the town’s sewer capacity. The only problem, the town’s population does not provide enough waste to support this plant so the city is now importing waste from surrounding areas in order to support this costly mistake.

The town of 600 people nearly tripled their sewer capacity at a cost of $2.5 million expecting a population explosion from the Bakken oil boom. However, the boom went bust and the increase in people never materialized, prompting them to import sewage  because the town doesn’t produce enough.

Now through the EPA’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund, federal dollars passed through the state and on to Ray as low interest loans, of which more than $760k was later forgiven.

Read more at The Waste Report

Related: Tularemia strikes North Dakota: 3 human cases, Dakota Zoo primates

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