News Release 397

Department of Natural Resources awards Neosho $9.4 million for drinking water system improvements

Volume 39-397 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., DEC. 30, 2011 -- The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Neosho a $9.4 million low-interest loan to improve its drinking water system.

The city will use the loan to replace aging drinking water distribution lines, provide a backup power supply for the pump stations, upgrade the treatment plant to meet current and future standards, and add chemical feed systems to all wells. The project is estimated to cost $9.4 million and is expected to be completed in January 2013.
Funding for the loan comes from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which 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 city protect residents and the environment by making necessary drinking water improvements.

The Department of Natural Resources’ Water Protection Program will administer the 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.

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 dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/srf.

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