News Release 144

Department of Natural Resource Awards Perry $292,000 for Wastewater Improvements

Volume 39-144 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the Ralls County city of Perry a $292,000 low-interest loan for wastewater improvement projects, incljding replacement of a sagging outfall pipe that limits the discharge and affects disinfection, and repair or replacement of 2,900 feet of sanitary sewer collection system. Funding for the loan comes from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, which provides significant funding to assist communities with their wastewater infrastructure needs.

By choosing to obtain a low-interest loan from the Department of Natural Resources, Perry will save more than $111,000 over the life of the loan. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, wastewater and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects. This funding will help the city protect residents and the environment by making necessary wastewater 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 improvements 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