Putnam County, MO, Jul 26, 2011 -- On July 26, 2011, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development, attended a Ground Breaking Ceremony in Putnam County.
PWSD #1 of Putnam County, MO was recognized for their partnership with USDA to provide safe, potable, and dependable water to their residents.
Residential development is expanding at the North Bay area of Lake Thunderhead. The new development will have cause to provide services for additional rural clients, as well as increase the need for water storage capacity and water supply.
SKW, Inc. has performed an evaluation of the proposed improvements and has worked closely with the water district and the rural residents to design a system that will provide adequate pressure, increase storage and capacity, and increase water flow.
The financing package consists of funds from USDA Rural Development Water & Wastewater Loan Program in the amount of $1,478,600 low interest loan. The revenues generated from the water rates will pay for the borrowed funds.
“I’m pleased that with the help of USDA funds Putnam County will have the opportunity to expand the water district and provide service to the expanding area,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said. “It will increase water storage capacity and water supply to the rural communities in the area and benefit the community as a whole.”
“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,” 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. Special thanks go to our federal elected officials of U. S. Senator Claire McCaskill, U. S. Senator Roy Blunt, and U. S. Representative Sam Graves for their support of funds for projects like the one in Putnam County. I am pleased that rural households will benefit from an adequate and dependable water system.”
USDA Rural Development’s mission is to deliver programs in a way that support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. Further information on Rural Development programs is available by visiting USDA’s web site at http:/www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo/ or by contacting Leann Gleason at the Kirksville USDA Service Center at 2410 S. Franklin St., Kirksville, MO 63501 or by calling 660-665-3274 Ext. 4.
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