News Release 223

Department of Natural Resources awards Monett $13 million for drinking water system improvements

Volume 39-223 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Monett funding totaling more than $13 million for improvements to its drinking water system.

The department awarded the city a $2 million grant and an $11,012,000 low interest loan. The money will be used for several projects, including the construction of a single-stage treatment facility for two drinking water wells designed to provide a treatment capacity of 1,800 gallons per minute. It will also be used for the installation of approximately 6,500 linear feet of water lines and a 1,000 gallon-per-minute booster pump station.

The grant and loan amounts were based on an estimated project cost of $13,012,000. The projects are expected to be completed in December 2014. Funding for the grant and loan comes from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides assistance to communities with drinking water infrastructure needs.

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 and provide a financial savings.

For more information on financing opportunities for drinking water and wastewater treatment improvements visit the department’s Water Protection Financial Assistance Center online.