News Release 457

McDonald County Public Water Supply District #1 receives $1.58 million for wastewater system improvements           

Volume 38-457 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Larry Archer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 9, 2010 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded McDonald County Public Water Supply District #1 with a $1.58 million grant to improve wastewater collection and treatment for the village of Jane and the immediate area. 

McDonald County PWSD #1 will use the state 40 percent construction grant funds to build a new wastewater collection system.  The project is estimated to cost $7.8 million and is expected to be completed in July 2011.

“Investment in a community’s wastewater collection and treatment system not only protects public health and the environment by helping the community meet state and federal water quality standards, it also positions that community for future growth,” said Mark N. Templeton, director of the Department of Natural Resources.

The department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007.  The sale of the bonds allows the department to provide McDonald County PWSD #1, Jane, with the grant funds to support the Clean Water Initiative for 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 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.