News Release 631

Jasper County Public Water Supply District No. 1 receives $500,000 for drinking water improvements

Volume 38-631 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 2, 2010 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Jasper County Public Water Supply District No. 1 a $500,000 grant to make improvements to its drinking water system.

The water district will use the grant to construct a well and a 500,000 gallon elevated storage tank.  The project is estimated to cost $1 million and is expected to be completed in May of 2011.

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 and 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 or visit the department’s website at dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/srf.

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