News Release 265
Gov. Nixon announced Duquesne received a $1.6 million low interest loan for construction of a wastewater collection system
Volume 37-265 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 18, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Duquesne in Jasper County with a $1,600,000 low interest loan. During tough economic times, this infusion of loan funding will help Duquesne protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.
The city will use the loan funds to construct a wastewater collection system to serve an unsewered area of the city. Phase 1 of the project is estimated to cost $2,100,000 and is expected to be completed in July 2010. The city will use the loan in conjunction with a $500,000 Department of Natural Resources' Rural Sewer grant the Department awarded earlier this year.
The Department of Natural Resources' Water Protection Program will administer the loan 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 call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.