News Release 479

Gov. Nixon announced the City of Holcomb received a $340,105 grant for water system improvements

Volume 37-479 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., DEC. 10, 2009 - Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the City of Holcomb a $340,105 grant. This infusion of grant funding will help the city protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.

The city will use the grant to fund the construction of water system improvements for the city which will include new water well and chlorination facilities. The funds will be used in conjunction with a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Loan for the amount of $355,000. The project is estimated to cost $695,105 and is expected to be completed in May 2010.

The department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007. The sale of the bonds allows the department to provide the city 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.