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The Missouri Department of Natural Resources awarded a $44,864 Small Community Engineering Assistance Program grant to the city of Huntsville to evaluate the city’s wastewater system. The grant offers funding to qualifying small communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements.

The city will use the grant to identify system improvements needed to continue reliable service and to determine how to reduce stormwater infiltration into the system. The facility plan should be complete by this December.

“Many water and wastewater treatment systems across Missouri need updating, but improvements can be expensive,” said Carol Comer, director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. “Through this grant, we can help Huntsville identify the changes needed to maintain key infrastructure, which in turn will help protect public and environmental health and support the local economy.”

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