MO drinking water distribution systems to be improved with infrastructure funding

Public Water Supply District No. 16 of Jackson County was funded $3M from the MO Department of Natural Resources for distribution purposes.

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, July 30, 2013 -- The Public Water Supply District No. 16 of Jackson County, Mo., has received $3 million in funding from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to add a new booster pump station and approximately 5,100 feet of drinking water piping throughout the district.

The funding package, which includes a $1.5 million grant and $1.5 million low-interest loan, will help pay for distribution system improvements to allow the district to purchase water from Independence, which has the capacity to meet the district's drinking water needs for the next 20 years.

Funding for the grant and loan comes from the Missouri Drinking Water State Revolving Fund, which provides funding to assist communities with drinking water infrastructure needs. A portion of the funding will be targeted toward green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency, and environmentally innovative projects.

The Department of Natural Resources Water Protection Program will administer the grant and loan funds and is committed to working closely with communities to assist with funding efforts that support water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects.


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