News Release 195

Gov. Nixon announces $222,282 drinking water improvement grant for Newburg

Volume 38-195 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Larry Archer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO APRIL 5, 2010 - Gov. Jay Nixon today announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Newburg a $222,282 grant for use on a drinking water system improvement project with a total cost of more than $1 million.

The city will use the grant to fund the construction of drinking water system improvements, including the replacement of existing water distribution lines, rehabilitation of two ground level storage tanks and rehabilitation of both well houses.

The funds will be used in conjunction with a $500,000 Department of Economic Development, Community Development Block Grant, a $50,000 Department of Economic Development, Engineering Grant, and $324,000 of American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grant and loan funds. The project is estimated to cost $1,096,282 and is expected to be completed in October.

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.