News Release 256
Gov. Nixon announced Hopkins received a $137,000 grant for water system improvements
Volume 37-256 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 11, 2009 -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Hopkins a $137,000 grant. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help the city protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.
The city will use the grant to fund approximately 50 percent of the cost to construct water system improvements which include an emergency water connection to Nodaway County Public Water Supply District #1 and improvements to the city's water source, treatment process and distribution system. The project is estimated to cost $274,000 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2009.
The Department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007. The sale of the bonds allows the Department to provide the city 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, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.