Jefferson City, Missouri – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a technical assistance grant of $1.1 million from the state’s Clean Water Revolving Fund to the Missouri Rural Water Association.
The association will use the funds to provide assistance to small and medium-sized public treatment plants.
The association will base its assistance on responses to a request for proposals sent to nonprofit corporations to provide such services pursuant to Section 603(c)(11) of the Federal Clean Water Act.
The scope of work included in this grant project focuses on assisting with activities such as planning, financial management training, project development, and assisting with financial requests for eligible projects to comply with the Clean Water Act and provide communities with much-needed infrastructure planning support.
“Infrastructure, such as sanitation systems, is critical to our communities across the state,” Governor Mike Parson said. “Through this grant, we can help small public treatment facilities improve their wastewater systems and their ability to run them even more efficiently. This will in turn help protect public health and support local economies. »
“We strongly believe in helping Missouri communities maintain their water treatment systems,” said Dru Buntin, director of the Department of Natural Resources. “One of the ways we do this is by offering financial assistance through programs such as the Clean Water State Revolving Fund.”
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund funds improvements to sewage treatment facilities, rehabilitation and expansion of sewer collection systems, corrections to combined sewer overflows, as well as measures for safety, efficiency and preservation.