JEFFERSON CITY — The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $112,500 in clean water engineering reporting grants to the towns of Silex and Walker, according to a department news release.
The grant provides financial support to qualifying communities by helping to defray engineering costs for the assessment of sanitation system improvements.
Silex will receive $62,500, while Walker will receive $50,000. Both will use the funding for these sanitation system assessments.
Specifically, cities are looking at how they can improve their wastewater systems to meet permit requirements, maintain reliable service, and reduce stormwater infiltration into sewer collection lines.
“The Clean Water State Revolving Fund helps Missouri communities of all sizes pay for wastewater treatment system assessments and upgrades they may not have been able to undertake otherwise,” said Dru Buntin, director. from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Plans for Silex are expected to be completed in December 2023, while plans for Walker are expected to be completed later in February 2024.
For more information on funding opportunities for wastewater and drinking water, click here.