Stover, MO, Jun 05, 2013 -- Rural Development State Director Anita J. (Janie) Dunning today announced funding for the City of Stover’s wastewater collection and treatment system. Stover received a Waste Disposal loan of $2,042,000 and a Waste Disposal grant of $403,000. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today’s announcement is one part of the Department’s efforts to strengthen the rural economy.
"Most of us dispose of food and other items down our drains without thinking about the destination of the material. But, what we discard ends up in our community’s waste water stream. The system for collection and treatment of waste water must be maintained for the protection of residents and visitors and the environment, Dunning said. Stover understands the importance of maintaining a quality system for the benefit of the community. A quality waste water system is important to community growth. Rural Development is proud to be able to partner with Stover in its efforts."
Rural Development funds will be used to upgrade the current lagoon system by installing a cover and fixed film reactor along with ultraviolet treatment. Further, the project will construct a new lift station with force main, decommission aging and deteriorating existing lift stations and repair existing collection lines and manholes. The project will add 11,200 linear feet of gravity sewer with appropriate manholes, convert existing lines from force main to gravity collection and extend service to an additional 12 homes as well as the Industrial Park.
For other examples of USDA investments in rural communities, please visit RD's new interactive web map at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html. The map features program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2011. For further information about Rural Development programs in Missouri visit the website at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo.
Anyone seeking more information about Rural Development Water and Environmental Programs or any other USDA Rural Development program may visit the Missouri Rural Development homepage at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mo or may contact the Clinton Area Office at (660) 885-5567, Ext. 4.
President Obama's plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President's leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America's economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA's investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of programs designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.
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