FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 21, 2017

Contact: Communications Office
573-751-1010
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MoDNR awards $48,000 to city of Montgomery to evaluate wastewater system upgrades

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 14, 2017 –  The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $48,000 Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grant to the city of Montgomery to evaluate wastewater collection system repairs.

The city will use the grant funds to develop an engineering report to evaluate the wastewater collection system for infiltration and inflow issues. Infiltration and inflow can be groundwater, stormwater or drinking water flowing directly into the sewer system. This results in higher volumes of water being unnecessarily transported and treated which increases costs and energy usage. The engineering report is estimated to cost $60,000 and is expected to be completed in late Fall 2017.

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to working with communities to assist with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. The department’s Water Protection Financial Assistance Center assists with funding for communities with water quality, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs.

For more information, visit http://dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/srf/index.html.

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