April 28, 2017

Contact: Communications Office

MoDNR awards $50,000 to city of Fair Play to evaluate wastewater treatment upgrades

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a $50,000 Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grant to the city of Fair Play to evaluate wastewater collection system repairs.

The city will use the grant funds to develop an engineering report that will address inflow and infiltration issues. Inflow and infiltration can be groundwater, stormwater or drinking water flowing directly into the sewer system. This results in higher volumes of water being unnecessarily transported and treated, which increases costs and energy usage. The engineering report is estimated to cost $62,500 and is expected to be completed in spring 2019.

The Department of Natural Resources is committed to working with communities to assist with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. The department’s Water Protection Financial Assistance Center assists with funding for communities with water quality, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs.

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