News Release 123

Department awards $1.73 million to Jefferson County Public Water District for drinking water improvements

Volume 39-123 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded financing totaling $1.73 million to Public Water Supply District No.12 of Jefferson County to improve its water distribution system.

Public Water Supply District No.12 will use the funds – an $866,000 grant and an $866,000 low-interest loan – to replace water mains along U.S. Highway 61 from the water supply district office to Airport Road and to construct a water main extension at the intersection of Interstate 55 and U.S. Highway 61.

Funding for the loan comes from Missouri’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides assistance for communities with drinking water infrastructure needs. This funding will help Jefferson County Public Water Supply District No.12 protect residents and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.

The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administers the funding and is committed to working closely with communities to support water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects.
For more information contact the department’s Financial Assistance Center at 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192 or visit