Gov. Nixon announced Jefferson County Public Water Supply District No. 8 received a $100,000 grant for water system improvements

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-250 For Immediate Release: Aug. 11, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, -- Gov. Jay Nixon announces the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Jefferson County Public Water Supply District No. 8 with a $100,000 grant.  During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help the district protect its customers and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements. 

The district will use the grant to fund approximately 48 percent of the cost to construct water system improvements which include water main replacement.  The project is estimated to cost $209,455 and is expected to be completed in the fall of 2009.

The Department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007.  The sale of the bonds allows the department to provide the district 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 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.