News Release
Release No.STELPRD4015887
ContactBruce Hively417-831-5246, ext. 4
Greenfield, MO, Apr 23, 2012 --

@@In celebration of Earth Day, USDA Rural Development presented a certificate of appreciation to the City of Greenfield in recognition of the city’s efforts to improve and maintain water quality of their current sewer system which serves approximately 613 customers. In order to complete necessary upgrades and additions, the city obtained a $550,000 low-interest loan from USDA Rural Development. The proposed project will construct a liquid chlorine disinfection system at the Talburt Lagoon. When complete, the City of Greenfield will be able to maintain compliance with their wastewater operating permit. This in turn will also provide better water quality in downstream recreational areas.

“I’m pleased that the City of Greenfield will now have the resources to make necessary upgrades to the water quality affecting area downstream,” said U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill. “I applaud the city for continuing to make an investment in recreational areas that attract visitors to their community.”

“Providing safe and clean wastewater systems for Missourians is one of our core missions,” stated Anita “Janie” Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development. “Appreciation is also extended to our federal elected officials, including U.S. Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, and U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler 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 this or any other USDA Rural Development program may visit the homepage at or by contacting Bruce Hively, Area Specialist, at 688 S. State Hwy B, Suite 400, Springfield, MO 65802, or by calling (417) 831-5246, ext. 4 or by email to

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