News Release 249

Boone County Regional Sewer District receives $438,000 for wastewater improvements

Volume 39-249 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., JULY 15, 2011 –The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Boone County Regional Sewer District a $438,000 low-interest loan to eliminate two wastewater treatment plants and construct a new collection system.

The district will use the proceeds to properly abandon the Arrowhead Lake Estates treatment plant and University Estates lagoon. The district will construct a force main and gravity line to connect both subdivisions to the city of Columbia’s wastewater treatment plant.

Funding for the loan comes from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The fund is a joint effort between the department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to provide cost effective financing for clean water infrastructure improvements.

The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the loan funds. The department is committed to working closely with public entities to assist with funding efforts that support clean water infrastructure improvement projects, as well as provide a financial savings.

For more information, contact the department’s Water Protection Program, Financial Assistance Center, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192, or visit the department’s website at