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City will evaluate drinking water system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 22, 2023 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $30,000 Drinking Water Engineering Report Grant to the village of Arcola in Dade County. The village will use the funding to fully evaluate its drinking water system for possible improvements.

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

Water and wastewater systems are essential infrastructure that support the health and economic vitality of a community. Through this grant, communities like Arcola can afford to assess their system and identify improvements for greater effectiveness. This will help the community determine what actions are needed to address its drinking water needs now 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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