FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2020

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Department approves $50,000 grant for Winona to evaluate wastewater system improvements

Contact: Communications Office, 573-751-1010 communications@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Department approves $50,000 grant for Winona to evaluate wastewater system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, FEB. 28, 2020 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grant to the City of Winona to evaluate the city’s wastewater system. The grant offers funding to qualifying small communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements.

The city will use the grant to evaluate its wastewater collection system to determine how to reduce stormwater inflow and infiltration into the system. The facility plan should be complete in February 2021.

“Water and wastewater systems are essential to a community’s health and economic vitality, but many of these systems need updating,” said Ed Galbraith, director of the department’s Division of Environmental Quality. “This grant will allow Winona to assess its wastewater system to identify improvements that are needed now and to plan for future needs.”

The department is committed to assisting Missouri communities with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. Through its Financial Assistance Center, the department provides funding opportunities for communities with water quality, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs.

For more information on wastewater and drinking water funding opportunities, visit www.dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/srf/index.html.

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