Gov. Nixon announced Duquesne received a $500,000 grant for wastewater system improvements

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-110 For Immediate Release: April 30, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Duquesne in Jasper County with a $500,000 grant. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help Duquesne protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.

The city will use the grant to construct a wastewater collection system. The project is estimated to cost $6.7 million and is expected to be completed in May 2012. The city will use the grant funds in conjunction with a State Forty Percent Construction Grant and a Clean Water State Revolving Fund Direct Loan.

The Department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007. The sale of the bonds allows the Department to provide cities and municipalities with grant funds to support the Clean Water Initiative for water and wastewater improvements.

The Department of Natural Resources' Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds. The Department is committed to working closely with communities to assist with funding efforts that support water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects as well as provide a financial savings.

For more information, contact the Department's Water Protection Program's Financial Assistance Center at P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.