News Release 251
Gov. Nixon announced St. Thomas received a $450,304 grant for wastewater system improvements
Volume 37-251 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 11, 2009 -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of St. Thomas in Cole County with a $450,304 Forty Percent State Construction grant. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help St. Thomas protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.
The city will use the grant to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system. Forty Percent State Construction Grants are for the construction of wastewater collection and treatment systems. Public entities that do not qualify for a loan for the total eligible project costs from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Program are eligible for the grant funding that can cover up to 40 percent of the eligible costs of a project. The project is estimated to cost $1,319,097 and is expected to be completed in September 2010. The city will provide matching funds to pay for the project.
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.