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Both cities will evaluate wastewater system improvements

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, Nov. 6, 2023 – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded Clean Water Engineering Report grants totaling nearly $120,000 to the cities of New Hampton ($62,470) and Jamesport ($56,250). Each community will use the funding to evaluate its public wastewater system.

The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements. New Hampton and Jamesport will both use their grant to identify wastewater system improvements needed to meet permit requirements, continue reliable service to the area and reduce stormwater infiltration into sewer collection pipes. Both facility plans should be complete in April 2025.

“Water and wastewater systems are essential infrastructure that support the health and economic vitality of a community,” said Dru Buntin, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.” Through this grant, qualified cities like New Hampton and Jamesport can assess their treatment systems and identify improvements for more effective operations. By upgrading these systems, they help protect public and environmental health, and improve the quality of life for their communities.

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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