The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has awarded more than $160,000 in Clean Water Engineering Report grants to the cities of Brunswick ($62,500), High Hill ($50,000) and Otterville ($47,529).

All three cities will use the funding to evaluate their wastewater systems.

The grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating wastewater system improvements. The cities will use their grants to identify wastewater system improvements needed to meet permit requirements, continue reliable service to their areas and reduce stormwater infiltration into sewer collection pipes. All three cities’ plans should be complete in March 2024.

“One of our priorities is helping Missouri communities maintain and improve their water and wastewater treatment systems,” said Dru Buntin, director of the Department of Natural Resources. “One way we do that is by offering a variety of financial assistance programs through which communities can improve key infrastructure and experience real economic benefits.”

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The department is committed to assisting Missouri communities with water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects. Through its Financial Assistance Center, the department provides funding opportunities for qualified communities with water quality, wastewater and drinking water infrastructure needs. This project will be funded wholly or in part with monies received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

For more information on wastewater and drinking water funding opportunities, visit

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