Gov. Nixon announced Potosi received a $457,540 grant for water system improvements

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-121 For Immediate Release: April 30, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Potosi in Washington County with a $457,540 grant. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help Potosi protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.

The city will use the grant for the construction of a 750,000 gallon ground storage tank, 3,405 feet of 8-inch water main and the elimination of dead-end lines and looping. The project is estimated to cost $915,080 and is expected to be completed in September 2009. The city will provide matching funds to pay for the project.

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 Department's Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.