News Release 032

Department of Natural Resources awards Linn $3.5 million for drinking water system improvements

Volume 39-032 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Linn funding totaling more than $3.5 million for improvements to the city’s drinking water system.

The city will use the grant and loan as part of a funding package for the addition of a new well capable of producing 350 gallons of water per minute, the addition of a new 200,000-gallon elevated storage tank, the replacement of old existing water lines with approximately 5,400 feet of six-inch diameter water lines and approximately 4,300 feet of 10-inch water lines.

The department awarded Linn a $1,117,620 grant and a $1,143,000 low-interest loan. Additional funding in the amount of $1,316,506 is being provided through a State and Tribal Assistance Grant. The project is estimated to cost $3,577,126 and is expected to be completed in February 2014.

Funding for the grant and loan comes from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides significant assistance to communities, allowing needed improvements to their drinking water infrastructure. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects.

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 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 web site at