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City will evaluate wastewater system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JULY 13, 2022 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Clean Water Engineering Report Grant to the city of New Bloomfield to evaluate the city’s wastewater and collection system. The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements.

The city will use the grant to identify wastewater system improvements needed to continue reliable service to the area, meet permit requirements and reduce stormwater infiltration into sewer collection pipes. The facility plan should be complete in December 2023. 

“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 financial assistance through programs like the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. Through this and other available assistance programs, 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

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