By Shelby Atkison [email protected]
A grant of $ 50,000 for a clean water engineering report has been awarded to the town of Marshfield by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The funds are available to qualified small communities to help cover the engineering costs for the evaluation of wastewater improvement systems. This grant is intended to help assess the city’s sewer system.
“This is for capacity analysis so that when we have future growth, we want to know what we could actually be serving,” said city administrator Sam Rost. “This will help us assess the remaining capacity at all of our lift stations and in our factory. “
Marshfield will use the grant to identify sewage system upgrades needed to maintain reliable service in the area, meet permit requirements, and reduce stormwater infiltration through sewer collection pipes. The installation plan is expected to be completed in March 2023.
“We are proud to provide communities like Marshfield with fundraising vehicles that can help them undertake water and wastewater improvement projects,” said Dru Buntin, Director of the Resources Department. natural areas of Missouri. “We can tailor assistance programs to cities of all sizes so that they can improve their water treatment systems, which helps protect public and environmental health while reaping extraordinary economic benefits. “
According to the MNR, he is committed to helping communities in Missouri with projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure. Through its Financial Assistance Center, the ministry offers funding opportunities to communities with water, wastewater and drinking water quality infrastructure needs. This project will be funded in whole or in part with funds received from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
For more information on funding opportunities for wastewater and drinking water, visit dnr.mo.gov/water/business-industry-other-entities/financial-opportunities/financial-assistance-center.