News Release 116
Gov. Nixon announced Livingston County Public Water Supply District No. 3 received a $500,000 grant for water system improvements
Volume 37-116 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, APRIL 30, 2009 -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the Livingston County Public Water Supply District No. 3 a $500,000 grant. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help the district protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.
The district will use the grant for the construction of water system improvements including a new elevated water storage tank, transmission mains and pump station. The district will use the grant in conjunction with loan funds from the Department of Natural Resources' State Revolving Fund, a Community Development Block Grant from the Department of Economic Development and funds from the water district. The project is estimated to cost $1.9 million and is expected to be completed in April 2010.
The Department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007. The sale of the bonds allows the Department to provide cities and municipalities with grant funds to support the Clean Water Initiative for water and wastewater improvements.
The Department of Natural Resources' Water Protection Program will administer the grant funds. The Department is committed to working closely with communities to assist with funding efforts that support water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects as well as provide a financial savings.
For more information, contact the Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.