News Release 355

Department of Natural Resources awards Cass County Public Water Supply No. 10 $1 million for drinking water improvements

Volume 39-355 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., OCT. 11, 2011 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Cass County Public Water Supply District No. 10 more than $1 million in grant and loan funding to make improvements to its drinking water storage and distribution system.
The department awarded the district a $333,684 grant and a $702,000 low-interest loan to add a new 300,000-gallon elevated storage tank and make improvements to the distribution system. The funding will likely cover the entire cost of the project, which is expected to be completed in September 2012.
Funding for the grant and loan comes from the Missouri Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The fund provides significant funding to assist communities with their drinking water infrastructure needs. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects. This funding will help the district protect residents and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.
The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the grant and loan 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.