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DNR awards $950,000 grant to Moberly for new regional sewer connection

   

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded a total of $954,208 in financial assistance to the City of Moberly to connect wastewater flow from the Moberly Mobile Home Park and Fox Hollow Mobile Home Park to Moberly’s wastewater treatment system. Provided through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regionalization Incentive Grant program, this grant will fund 100% of the eligible construction costs for the project and is expected to be completed by April 2022.

The department’s Regionalization Incentive Grant is a competitive grant program that offers funding to municipalities as an incentive to construct connections for small, struggling facilities. The entities responsible for these small facilities often lack the financial and technical resources to upgrade their wastewater treatment facilities to meet more stringent limits and operate appropriately. These facilities typically serve such a small number of connections that the cost to comply with permit conditions is a significant financial challenge for the users.

“Water and wastewater systems are essential infrastructure that support community health and economic vitality, but maintaining these systems can become a real challenge, especially for small facilities,” said Carol Comer, director of the Department of Natural Resources. “This grant helps facilitate partnerships that can more effectively develop regional projects that not only will reduce pollution entering Missouri’s environment but provide a local economic benefit.”

“We are happy to better serve taxpayers by using existing infrastructure to expand our services to those in need of new and updated services outside the city limits” said Mayor Jerry Jeffrey.

The department’s Financial Assistance Center is committed to working with communities to assist with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. This project will be funded wholly with monies received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information on wastewater and drinking water funding opportunities, visit dnr.mo.gov/env/wpp/srf/index.html.