News Release 476

Jefferson County Public Water Supply District #5 receives $402,108 for water system improvements

Volume 38-476 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Larry Archer

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 18, 2010 -   The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Jefferson County Public Water Supply District #5 a $402,108 grant to construct water system improvements.

The district will use the grant to construct water system improvements for the district, which include a new well and well house, booster pump station and ground storage tank.  The funds will be used in conjunction with $402,108 in matching funds from the district.  The project is estimated to cost $804,216 and is expected to be completed in February 2011.

“These funds will help the district continue to provide safe, reliable and affordable water to its customers while meeting state and federal drinking water standards,” 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 the district 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.