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Recipients will evaluate wastewater system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 14, 2022 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $100,000 in Clean Water Engineering Report Grants to two communities to evaluate their wastewater systems. Grant recipients include the city of Morehouse, $50,000; and the city of Bowling Green, $50,000.

The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements. The cities will use the grant to identify wastewater system improvements needed to continue reliable service to the area and meet permit requirements. Morehouse’s facility plan should be complete in December 2023, while Bowling Green’s plan should be complete in November 2023. 

“Infrastructure such as wastewater systems are crucial to every community,” said Dru Buntin, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “Through this grant, we can help cities like Morehouse and Bowling Green identify the changes needed to maintain and improve their wastewater systems, which in turn will help protect public and environmental health, and support the local economy.”

The department is committed to assisting Missouri communities with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. Through its Financial Assistance Center, the department provides funding opportunities for qualified communities with water quality, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs. This project will be funded wholly or in part with monies received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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