Groundbreaking held Wed. for Whitewater-Allenville combined wastewater system | Community Spirit
CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - A groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of construction of a combined wastewater system for the Villages of Whitewater and Allenville was held Wednesday, September 12.
The Whitewater-Allenville Combined Water and Wastewater Cooperative has been awarded loan funds in the amount of $574,000 and grant funds in the amount of $1,066,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, administered through USDA Rural Development’s Water and Wastewater Program.
Residents of Whitewater and Allenville approved a bond issue in 2008 to finance the sewer system that will serve both towns. The USDA said a central sewer system is needed for the area to eliminate the use of existing, inadequate septic tanks, as well as to comply with Missouri Department of Natural Resources discharge permit limits. Whitewater and Allenville currently share a water supply and distribution system that was built in 1996.
For additional information on RD projects, please visit Rural Development’s new interactive web map featuring program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2011. The data can be found at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html.
Anyone interested in information about assistance available through USDA Rural Development may visit the Missouri Rural Development home page at www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo. They can also contact Phyllis Minner, Area Specialist, at the USDA Rural Development Office at 18450 Ridgeview Lane, Dexter, MO, or by telephone at 573-624-5939, ext. 4.
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