Johnson County, MO, Mar 02, 2011 -- In a ceremony on March 2, 2011, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, State Director, USDA Rural Development, presented a Certificate of Congratulations to the Public Water Supply District (PWSD) #3 of Henry County.
The certificate was presented in recognition of PWSD #3 of Henry County and their efforts to stimulate the economy by utilizing loan funds of $850,000 and grant funds in the amount of $465,500 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). These USDA Rural Development water and waste water funds will be used to inter-connect with Henry County Water Company via a long-term contract (33 years) and install a 12” supply line from Henry County Water Company, along with a booster pump station. The North standpipe will be replaced with a 250,000 gallon elevated storage tank. The existing water treatment plant will be closed, as will the wells at the water intake pump station at the end of Hwy W near Harry S. Truman Lake & Reservoir. The intake building will be removed and the site restored to pre-existing conditions. This will provide continued long-term, cost-effective, reliable and safe water for the district’s 846 users in rural West Central Missouri.
“I am pleased to hear that Henry County will be receiving a grant and low-interest loan to improve part of its water system,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said. “These funds will provide area residents with a safe and reliable water source.”
“This is a great partnership effort when everyone works together for a common goal of meeting the needs of an environmentally safe water distribution system for PWSD #3 of Henry County,” said Dunning. “This project mirrors USDA Rural Development’s mission and President Obama’s initiative of being committed to the future of rural communities. I want to personally thank everyone that has worked together to make this project a reality. I am pleased that so many rural households will benefit from an adequate and dependable water supply system.”
Dunning added, “Appreciation is also extended to our federal elected officials for supporting the USDA Rural Development programs. They have been strong proponents for the necessary funding for essential services for rural Missourians.”
Anyone seeking more information about the water and wastewater programs or any other USDA Rural
Development programs may visit the homepage at http://www.rurdev.gov/mo or by contacting the Clinton Area Office at 1306 North 2nd Street, Clinton, MO 64735 or by calling (660)885-5567 ext 4.
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