News Release 132

DNR awards Northeast Public Sewer District $12 million low-interest loan for wastewater improvements

Volume 39-132 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the Northeast Public Sewer District in Jefferson County a $12 million low-interest loan for wastewater treatment projects.

The district will use the loan for a multi-phased project intended to regionalizing the service area by eliminating seven of the district’s wastewater treatment plants and redirecting the flows to the Saline Creek Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant. Another purpose of the project is to eliminate a major source of inflow and infiltration, stormwater runoff and groundwater that make their way into sanitary sewer pipes and get treated, unnecessarily, at wastewater treatment plants.

Funding for the loan comes from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides significant funding to assist communities with their wastewater infrastructure needs. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, wastewater and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects. This funding will help the district protect residents and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the loan 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, Financial Assistance Center, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192 or visit the department’s website at