Gov. Nixon announced the village of Preston received $895,766 in grants for wastewater system improvements

For more information: 573-751-1010
Volume 37-418 For Immediate Release: Nov. 6, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the village of Preston in Hickory County with $895,766 in wastewater grants. During tough economic times, this infusion of grant funding will help the village protect its customers and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements. The village will use the grants to construct a new wastewater collection and treatment system. The project is estimated to cost $2,518,629 and is expected to be completed in July 2010. The village 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's 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 Water Protection Program, Financial Assistance Center, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.