News Release 473

Gov. Nixon announced Frankford received a $215,600 grant for wastewater system improvements

Volume 37-473 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 9, 2009 -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Frankford in Pike County with a $215,600 grant. This infusion of grant funding will help the city protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.

The city will use the grant to construct a new ultraviolet disinfection system at the wastewater treatment facility. The project is estimated to cost $877,500 and is expected to be completed in July 2010. The city will provide matching funds to pay for the project.

The Department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007. The sale of the bonds allows the Department to provide the city with the 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.