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District will evaluate drinking water system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 28, 2023 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $15,600 Drinking Water Engineering Report Grant to Cass County Public Water Supply District No. 1 to evaluate its drinking water treatment system for needed improvements.

Through its Drinking Water Engineering Report Grant program, the department offers funding to qualified communities to help cover costs of evaluating public drinking water system improvements. The public water district will use the funding to identify any needed improvements to continue providing reliable service to its customers and to meet drinking water quality standards.

Drinking water systems are among the most essential public infrastructures for every community’s health and economic vitality. This grant helps communities to assess their system and identify improvements for more effective and longer service. The community can determine what actions are needed to address short-term drinking water needs and plan for future growth and development.

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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