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Silex and Walker will evaluate system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 27, 2022 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $112,500 in Clean Water Engineering Report grants to the cities of Silex ($62,500) and Walker ($50,000). Both communities will use the funding to evaluate their wastewater systems.

The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating wastewater system improvements. The two cities will use the grants to identify wastewater system improvements needed to meet permit requirements, continue reliable service to their areas and reduce stormwater infiltration into sewer collection pipes. Silex’s plan should be complete in December 2023, while Walker’s plan should be complete in February 2024. 

“The Clean Water State Revolving Fund helps Missouri communities of all sizes pay for wastewater treatment system evaluations and improvements that they might not have been able to undertake otherwise,” said Dru Buntin, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “We are here to help Missouri communities plan and fund infrastructure improvements that will help protect public and environmental health, and provide local economic benefits as well.”

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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