News Release 429

Public invited to share ideas at an informational meeting regarding Onondaga Cave State Park Nov. 14

Volume 37-429 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., NOV. 13, 2009 -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Taney County PWSD #2 a $500,000 grant. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help the district protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.

The district will use the grant to fund water main replacements and well house improvements. The funds will be used in conjunction with a $750,000 loan from the U. S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Program. The project is estimated to cost $1,250,000 and is expected to be completed in April of 2010.

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

The department's 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.