|Apr 01, 2011 --
Outline Of Need:
The City of Jane, located in rural McDonald County, in the last 10 years has experienced a substantial increase in population particularly along the US Highway 71 corridor between Pineville, Missouri and Bentonville, Arkansas. Currently, there are no centralized wastewater treatment facilities serving the area. In order to facilitate continued growth and economic development in an environmentally safe manner, wastewater collection and treatment infrastructure is essential.
How Rural Development Helped:
Rural Development, taking advantage of the growing economic conditions in Jane, provided American Recovery and Reinvestment funds totaling $4,830,000 including a loan of $2,250,000 and a $2,580,000 grant.
The wastewater collection system will provide service to the City of Jane and transfer the waste to the Bella Vista Treatment Plant. McDonald Public Water Supply District No 1 serves the City of Jane and the surrounding area.
The 400 residents in the City of Jane including the 125 residential homes and 20 businesses are benefiting from the increased economic growth capital available by having a wastewater collection system in the community. The wastewater collection system was needed to attract new businesses and help with the continued growth in the housing stock in southwest Missouri.
Within the past 10 years, the county and the City of Jane has seen a substantial increase in population growth, jumping 21.9% from the 1990 census data. Growth in the area is largely residential and commercial in nature. It is anticipated that rapid growth will continue with the construction of Interstate Highway 49.