News Release 074

St. Joseph receives $14.66 million for wastewater improvements

Volume 39-074 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded St. Joseph a $14.66 million low-interest loan for their combined sewer overflow long term control plan.

Funding for the project, which comes from the Missouri Clean Water State Revolving Fund, will help pay for approximately 5,300 feet of pipe that will separate Whitehead Creek base flows and stormwater flows from the existing Whitehead Creek combined sewer. An additional $485,000 is being provided through a federal grant. The project is estimated to cost $15 million and is expected to be completed in July 2016.

The Missouri Clean Water State Revolving Fund provides significant funding to assist communities with their wastewater 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 city protect residents and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.

The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the 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 Financial Assistance Center at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192 or visit the department’s website at