In honor of Earth Day 2021, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $35,046,000 in critical infrastructure that will help rural Missouri communities build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship.
The announcement includes funding of projects in the area.
The City of Unionville is decommissioning its water treatment plant due to the increasing cost of operations, maintenance, and continuing compliance and will use a $2,223,000 loan to connect the city to Rathbun Regional Water Association (RRWA), which will begin providing finished water to Unionville.
Public Water Supply District (PWSD) No. 1 of Putnam County, Missouri will also connect to RRWA for finished water with the assistance of a $3,295,000 loan and $1,735,000 grant.