August 28, 2019

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Department of Natural Resources approves $40,000 wastewater system evaluation grant to city of Diamond

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 28, 2019 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $40,000 Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grant to the City of Diamond to evaluate the city’s wastewater system. The grant offers funding for small communities for wastewater engineering costs incurred in preparation of a comprehensive facility improvement plan.

The city will use the grant funding to identify wastewater treatment system improvements needed to continue reliable service to the area. During the process, the city will assess the system’s lift stations and explore ways to reduce stormwater inflow and infiltration into sewer collection pipes. The facility plan should be complete in February 2021.  

Water and wastewater systems are essential infrastructure that support the community’s health and economic vitality. The grant allows the city to assess its treatment plant for efficiency, effectiveness and capacity, and to satisfy public health and water quality regulations. Identifying needed actions to address its wastewater needs now will also help the community plan for future growth and development.

The department is committed to working with Missouri communities to assist with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. The department’s Financial Assistance Center provides funding opportunities for communities with water quality, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs.

For more information on wastewater and drinking water funding opportunities, visit