County will evaluate drinking water system improvements
JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 26, 2022 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $37,500 Drinking Water Engineering Report Grant to the New Madrid County Public Water Supply District No. 5 to evaluate the district’s drinking water system.
The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating drinking water system improvements. New Madrid County will use the funding to identify system improvements needed to continue providing reliable service to its customers and meet drinking water quality standards.
Water and wastewater systems are essential infrastructure that support the health and economic vitality of every community. Through this grant, the county has an opportunity to fully assess its system and identify improvements for efficiency, effectiveness and capacity, and to satisfy public health and safe drinking water regulations. This will help the community determine what actions are needed to address its drinking water needs now, as well as 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.
For more information on wastewater and drinking water funding opportunities, visit dnr.mo.gov/water/business-industry-other-entities/financial-opportunities/financial-assistance-center.