Application Period is Open
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is offering a new funding opportunity to assist communities with their lead service line inventory, planning and replacement projects. This funding helps public water systems comply with the revised federal Lead and Copper Rule requirements. The rule requires all public water systems to complete an inventory of all drinking water service lines connected to their distribution system.
Funding is provided by the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and made available through the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Funding is expected to be allocated on an annual basis through 2026.
Information and Assistance
The department’s Financial Assistance Center staff are available to answer questions about the funding program. The center can be reached at 573-751-1192 or by email at DNR.FACLead@dnr.mo.gov. For more information about lead service lines, you may contact the department's Water Protection Program, Public Drinking Water Branch, at 573-751-5331 or visit the department's Lead Service Lines webpage.