News Release
Release No.STELPRD4012495
ContactClinton Area Office(660) 885-5567 Ext 5
Vienna, MO, Sep 20, 2011 --

@@In a ceremony on September 20, 2011, Anita J. (Janie) Dunning, State Director, USDA Rural Development, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to the City of Vienna.

The certificate was presented in recognition of the City of Vienna and their efforts to stimulate the economy by utilizing loan funds of $967,000 and grant funds in the amount of $1,182,100 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). These USDA Rural Development water and waste water funds will be used to provide improvements to the water treatment, storage and distribution system and provide all 301 users with safe reliable service. Specific improvements include constructing a packed tower aerator treatment facility, erecting a 150,000 gallon ground storage tank, and replacing all 2”, 4”, 6”, and 8” cast iron pipe with 6” and 8” PVC lines.

“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 the City of Vienna,” 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 or by contacting the Clinton Area Office at 1306 North 2nd Street, Clinton, MO 64735 or by calling (660)885-5567 ext 5.

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