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City will evaluate wastewater system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, MAY 12, 2022 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Clean Water Engineering Report Grant to the city of Purdy to evaluate its wastewater system. The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water treatment 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 infiltration of stormwater into sewer collection pipes. The facility plan should be complete in October 2023.

“We are here to help Missouri communities like Purdy evaluate, plan and fund infrastructure improvements that will help protect public and environmental health, and provide local economic benefits as well,” said Dru Buntin, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “We can tailor assistance programs for cities of all sizes so they can make improvements to their treatment systems that will keep them operating well into the future.”

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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