News Release 478

Gov. Nixon announced Hartville received a $448,000 grant for drinking water improvements

Volume 37-478 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 10, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Hartville, in Wright County, a $448,000 grant. 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 construct water system improvements for the city which include water storage tank rehabilitation and water line extensions. The funds will be used in conjunction with a $600,000 loan from the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Program, a $500,000 block grant from the Missouri Department of Economic Development's Community Development Block Grant, and a $2,000 contribution from the city of Hartville. The project is estimated to cost $1,550,000 and is expected to be completed in February of 2010.

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.