News Release
Release No.STELPRD4015944
ContactGlenda Shaffer660-665-3274, ext. 4
Green City, MO, Apr 24, 2012 --

@@On April 24, 2012, Janie Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development, presented Certificates of Recognition to several recipients in Green City, MO in honor of Earth Day. We congratulate the City of Green City to provide safe, convenient, and dependable Wastewater Treatment Facilities to their 350 users in this rural Northeast Missouri community.

The engineering firm of Great River Engineering performed an evaluation of the proposed facility and has worked closely with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to develop a plan that would benefit this small rural area of users and yet remain affordable to the end beneficiaries. The project will consist of installation of 1500 linear feet of sewer main, replace collection lines, replace the lining of manholes, replace and repair lift stations, and make overall improvements to this sewer system.

The financing package consists of funds from USDA Rural Development Water & Wastewater Loan Program in the amount of a $337,000 low interest loan and the Missouri Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $307,155, for total project costs of $644,155. The revenues generated from the sewer rates will pay for the borrowed funds.

“Thanks to a low-interest loan and competitive grant funds, Green City will be improving their centralized sewer system,” U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill said. “I’m pleased this community will have the opportunity to make necessary improvements that benefit everyone.”

“This is a great partnership effort when everyone works together for a common goal of meeting the needs of an environmentally safe waste disposal system,” said Janie Dunning, Missouri State Director for USDA Rural Development. “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 the City of Green City. I am pleased that rural households will benefit from an adequate and dependable waste disposal 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:/ 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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