Gov. Nixon announced Fayette awarded a $500,000 grant for wastewater system improvements

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-111 For Immediate Release: April 29, 2009

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

The city will use the grant to fund approximately 11 percent of the costs of a wastewater treatment plant conversion for the city. The total project is estimated to cost $4,378,200. 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, Financial Assistance Center, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.