News Release 192

Department of Natural Resources awards $3 million to Taney County

Volume 39-192 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Taney County a $3 million grant to construct a regional biosolid dewatering and drying facility as part of the county’s wastewater treatment system.

Biosolids are the nutrient-rich organic residual materials generated during the treatment of sewage at a wastewater treatment facility. The goal of biosolid dewatering and drying is to reduce pathogens, volume and odors. The grant will be matched with funds from the county. The project has an estimated cost of $6.25 million and is expected to be complete in July 2015.

Funding for the grant comes from Missouri’s Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which provides assistance to communities with water quality, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs. A portion of the funding is dedicated toward green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects.

The Department’s Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds and is committed to working with communities to assist in efforts that support water and wastewater infrastructure improvement and provide a financial savings. For more information, visit the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Water Protection Financial Assistance Center online.