News Release 481

Gov. Nixon announced Pike Creek Common Sewer District received a $193,200 grant for wastewater system improvements

Volume 37-481 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 11, 2009 -- Gov. Jay Nixon announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Pike Creek Common Sewer District in Butler County with a $193,200 grant. This infusion of grant funding will help the district protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.

The district will use the grant to construct a gravity sewer extension to serve 196 unsewered homes in the district. The project is estimated to cost $1,617,000 and is expected to be completed in August 2010. The grant will be used in conjunction with a United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development loan.

The department sold $50 million in bonds in November 2007. The sale of the bonds allows the department to provide the district with the 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 department's Water Protection Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192.