Release Date

Gerald and Granby, along with Vernon, Osage and Green counties will evaluate system improvements.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 28, 2022 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $124,000 in Drinking Water Engineering Report Grants to five public drinking water systems to evaluate potential improvements to their treatment facilities. Grant recipients include: the city of Gerald, $25,600; city of Granby, $30,000; Vernon County Public Water Supply District No. 2, $24,000; Osage County Public Water Supply District No. 1, $14,400; and the Greene County Public Water Supply District No. 6, $30,000.

The Drinking Water Engineering Report Grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water system improvements. The drinking water systems will use the grant to identify improvements needed to continue providing reliable service to their customers and meeting drinking water quality standards.

“An important part of our work is helping Missouri communities maintain and improve their aging water treatment systems,” said Dru Buntin, director of the Department of Natural Resources. “One way we do that is by offering assistance through programs like the Drinking Water Engineering Report Grant. Through programs like this, communities can improve key infrastructure, protect public health and the environment, and experience real economic benefits.”

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.

For more information on wastewater and drinking water funding opportunities, visit

Contact Information