News Release 141

Cass County PWSD No. 11 is awarded $1 million for drinking water improvements

Volume 39-141 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Public Water Supply District No. 11 of Cass County a $534,000 grant and a $534,000 low-interest loan to construct a transmission line from the Tri-County Water Authority to the district's new elevated tank. Funding for the grant and loan comes from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The project is estimated to cost $1.7 million and is expected to be completed in February 2013.

The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund provides significant funding to assist communities with their drinking water infrastructure needs. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects. This funding will help the district protect residents and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.

The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the grant and 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, 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192 or visit the department’s website at dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/srf.

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