Gov. Nixon announced Reynolds County Public Water Supply District #1 received a $159,600 grant for water system improvements

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-119 For Immediate Release: April 30, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the Reynolds County Public Water Supply District #1 a $159,600 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 to fund water system improvements, which include replacement of the water treatment plant and water main replacement. The district will use the grant funds in conjunction with a Taum Sauk Enhancement Fund Grant. The project is estimated to cost $333,296 and is expected to be completed in June 2009.

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.

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