Wastewater, drinking water improvements in Mo. get $259M in Recovery Act, state revolving funds

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, Feb. 17, 2010 -- One year after the Recovery Act was signed into law, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has committed $141 million in Recovery Act funding to 63 communities across the state...

Feb 18th, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, Feb. 17, 2010 -- One year after the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or Recovery Act was signed into law, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has committed $141 million in Recovery Act funding to 63 communities across the state.

The Recovery Act provided significant funding to assist communities with infrastructure needs for water quality, wastewater and drinking water. A portion of the funding was targeted toward green infrastructure, water and energy efficiency and environmentally innovative projects. Missouri has exceeded the federal requirement of using 20 percent of the Recovery Act funding on green infrastructure projects. The department has awarded approximately 37 percent of the Recovery Act funding for green infrastructure projects that will lead toward a sustainable economic recovery.

In addition to the Recovery Act funding, the Department of Natural Resources has contributed $118 million in State Revolving Loan funds to supplement the projects across the state. This infusion of grant and loan funding will help the following communities protect its citizens and the environment by making necessary wastewater and drinking water improvements.

Drinking Water -- ARRA Funds and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds

• Adrian, Bates County -- $947,600 ARRA
• Ava, Douglas County - $2,856,116 ARRA; $34,684 DWSRF
• Cameron, Clinton County - $2,514,322 ARRA; $266,678 DWSRF
• Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau County - $1,840,721; $159,279 DWSRF
• Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission, Monroe County -- $4,077,180 ARRA; $312,820 DWSRF
• Clay County Public Water Supply District #8 - $2,133,921 ARRA; $364,079 DWSRF
• Clinton County Public Water Supply District #3 - $2,024,793 ARRA; $175,207 DWSRF
• Cole County Public Water Supply District #4 - $671,863 ARRA; $58,137 DWSRF
• Drexel, Cass County - $4,016,980 ARRA; $351,020 DWSRF
• Harry S Truman Public Water Supply District #2, Henry County -- $2,331,000 ARRA; $13,000 DWSRF
• King City, Gentry County - $784,264 ARRA; $12,436 DWSRF
• Linn Creek, Camden County - $1,207,252 ARRA; $14,148 DWSRF
• Monroe County Public Water Supply District #2 -- $2,130,450 ARRA
• Newburg, Phelps County - $324,400 ARRA
• Pilot Grove, Cooper County - $992,156 ARRA; $17,844 DWSRF
• Rockaway Beach, Taney County - $1,724,000 ARRA
• Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County - $1,438,307 ARRA; $124,433 DWSRF
• Wardsville, Cole County - $575,490 ARRA; $49,797 DWSRF
• Weston, Platte County - $3,813,945 ARRA; $252,755 DWSRF

Clean Water projects -- ARRA funds and Clean Water State Revolving Funds

• Atlanta, Macon County - $969,578 ARRA; $100,822 CWSRF
• Aurora, Lawrence County - $281,050 ARRA
• Blue Springs, Jackson County - $14,942,284 ARRA; $18,846,716 CWSRF
• Boone County Commission - $180,062 ARRA; $179,900 CWSRF
• Boone County Regional Sewer District - $942,560 ARRA; $906,840 CWSRF
• California, Moniteau County - $2,708,100 ARRA; $2,708,000 CWSRF
• Calvey Creek Sewer District, Franklin County - $1,233,680 ARRA; $130,320 CWSRF
• Carterville, Jasper County - $702,950 ARRA
• Cassville, Barry County - $551,098 ARRA
• Chillicothe, Livingston County - $1,000,000 ARRA
• Clarence, Shelby County - $2,846,212 ARRA; $948,700 CWSRF
• Columbia, Boone County - $17,509,000 ARRA; $44,826,000 CWSRF
• Duquesne, Jasper County - $1,782,532 ARRA; $1,181,244 CWSRF
• Fremont Hills, Christian County - $34,903 ARRA
• Garden City, Cass County - $362,600 ARRA; $362,600 CWSRF
• Harrisonville, Cass County - $3,000,000 ARRA; $4,300,000 CWSRF
• Houston, Texas County - $3,271,810 ARRA; $228,190 CWSRF
• Joplin, Jasper County - $3,000,000 ARRA; $6,000,000 CWSRF
• Kansas City, Jackson County - $3,000,000 ARRA; $16,000,000 CWSRF
• Kingston, Caldwell County - $576,000 ARRA; $192,000 CWSRF
• Kirbyville, Taney County - $627,819 ARRA
• Kirksville, Adair County - $531,378 ARRA; $498,622 CWSRF
• Lake Ozark, Camden County - $444,200 ARRA; $200,000 CWSRF
• Lexington, Lafayette County - $294,400 ARRA; $294,4000 CWSRF
• Liberty, Clay County - $1,473,000 ARRA
• Marceline, Linn County - $139,190 ARRA
• Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District - $3,000,000 ARRA; $7,980,739 CWSRF
• Moberly, Randolph County - $1,279,500 ARRA
• Neosho, Newton County - $7,758,719 ARRA; $730,081 CWSRF
• New Florence, Montgomery County - $928,197 ARRA; $928,000 CWSRF
• Nixa, Christian County - $378,761 ARRA
• Paris, Monroe County - $1,591,000 ARRA; $720,000 CWSRF
• Parkville, Platte County - $237,109 ARRA
• Pendleton, Warren County - $306,353 ARRA; $102,100 CWSRF
• Platte City, Platte County - $558,000 ARRA; $558,000 CWSRF
• Ralls County Public Water Sewer District #1 - $487,768 ARRA; $12,777 CWSRF
• Reeds Spring, Stone County - $867,250 ARRA
• Silver Creek, Newton County - $1,406,863 ARRA; $1,406,800 CWSRF
• Springfield, Greene County - $13,000,000 ARRA; $3,000,000 CWSRF
• Ste. Genevieve, Ste. Genevieve County - $647,500 ARRA; $647,500 CWSRF
• Thayer, Oregon County - $2,364,438 ARRA; $1,885,562 CWSRF
• Tipton, Moniteau County - $2,839,707 ARRA; $160,293 CWSRF
• Warsaw, Benton County - $4,060,600 ARRA
• West Sullivan, Crawford County - $839,389 ARRA

The Department of Natural Resources received the Recovery Act funding through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The department's Water Protection Program will administer the grant and loan funds. The department is committed to working closely with communities to assist with funding efforts that support water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects as well as provide a financial savings.

Missouri also received $1,097,400 in Recovery Act funding for water quality planning and management projects under Section 604(b) Water Quality Management Planning grant. The funding will help DNR protect and improve water quality. The Recovery Act required each state to pass-through 40 percent of the funding to Regional Planning Organizations for planning projects. The department has not only committed these funds by the Feb. 17, 2010 deadline but has also allocated approximately 54 percent to the planning organizations. The department will use the remaining funds to conduct water quality monitoring studies.

For more information on the federal Recovery Act, visit www.recovery.gov. For more information on Missouri's transform initiatives, visit www.transform.mo.gov. For more information, contact the department's Water Protection Program, Financial Assistance Center, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176 or call 800-361-4827 or 573-751-1192 or visit the department's web site at dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/srf.

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