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News Release 175

Contact: Gena Terlizzi, 573-751-1010
                gena.terlizzi@dnr.mo.gov

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sept. 22, 2014 Volume 42-14-175 

Funding assistance available for drinking water engineering reports

Jefferson City, Mo. - Financial assistance for community public water systems is now available to pay for engineering studies aimed at ensuring safe and reliable water.

The funding, which has an application deadline of Oct. 20, allows public water systems to hire an engineer to study the water system and provide guidance on how to achieve or maintain compliance with drinking water rules and regulations.

Engineering reports include data collection, analysis and water system planning. These reports help ensure continued delivery of adequate and safe drinking water to customers in efficient and cost effective manners. Public water supplies that have commissioned engineering reports are given preferential consideration when applying for loans from the Missouri State Revolving Loan Fund.

The program provides grants to water systems based on their eligibility and priority. Awardees are offered up to 90 percent of the cost needed to hire an engineering firm to prepare an engineering report. Disadvantaged communities are eligible for 100 percent reimbursement. Engineering firms are selected by the water system after a solicitation process that complies with state requirements.

For additional details, visit the department’s engineering report services grant page for public drinking water.

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