$1 Million to Assist Drought-Stricken Missouri Communities
USAgNet - 09/14/2018
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding almost $1 million to help eight community water systems in northwest Missouri counties hardest hit by drought.
The department made this emergency funding available in response to Governor Parson's Executive Order No 18-05. The funding will assist with construction projects intended to ensure drought-impacted small communities are able to maintain an adequate
supply of drinking water for their citizens. The department is working closely with the Missouri Department of Economic Development to leverage state dollars with Community Development Block Grants to provide assistance to public water systems with
critical supply needs in drought alert areas.
"We began to see serious drought impacts this summer," said Governor Parson. "We will continue to be proactive in addressing local infrastructure needs to deliver much needed water to communities with critical supply needs."