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City will evaluate drinking water system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 14, 2022 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $30,000 Drinking Water Engineering Report Grant to the city of Van Buren to evaluate the city’s drinking water system. 

The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating drinking water system improvements. The city will use the grant to identify improvements needed to continue reliable service to the area and meet drinking water quality standards. 

With the help of this grant, communities like Van Buren can fully evaluate their drinking water system and identify upgrades that will improve how it functions and increase capacity. This in turn helps these communities address their drinking water needs now, as well as to consider changes that will support 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.

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

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