News Release 267
Gov. Nixon announced Cross Timbers received $1,001,447 in grants for wastewater system improvements
Volume 37-267 (For immediate release)
Contact: Renee Bungart
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 18, 2009 -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the city of Cross Timbers in Hickory County with $1,001,447 in wastewater grants. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help the city protect citizens and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.
The city of Cross Timbers will use the grants to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system for the city. The total project is estimated to cost $2,383,777 and is expected to be completed in July 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 Department's Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.