News Release 145

Boone County Regional Sewer District receives $1.36 million for Wastewater Improvements

Volume 39-145 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded the Boone County Regional Sewer District a $1.36 million low-interest loan to extend and make necessary upgrades to its wastewater treatment system. Funding for this loan comes from the Missouri Clean Water State Revolving Fund Loan Fund.

The sewer district will use the loan for two wastewater improvement projects. The Rayfield Sanitary Sewer project will include replacing a sewer system, installing a new lift station and force main and closing the Rayfield lagoon. The second project is a joint project with the city of Columbia that includes extending a gravity sewer pipe and eliminating an aging pump station and wastewater treatment plant in order to provide sewer service to Battle High School, which is the city’s newest public high school.

The interest rate on this loan is 1.44 percent and will save the Boone County Regional Sewer District and its customers more than $500,000 over the life of the loan.

The state revolving fund provides significant funding to communities for wastewater infrastructure needs. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, wastewater and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects. This funding will help the sewer district protect residents and the environment by making necessary wastewater improvements.

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