DNR Contributes Near $1 Million to Assist Drought Stricken Communities

DNR helps with the drought.

DNR helps with the drought.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is giving out almost $1 million to help people suffering from drought. This is to help eight community water systems in northwest Missouri counties. These counties were some of the hardest hit by this year’s drought. Currently, Missouri is under a dry spell throughout summer; rain seems to be falling more frequently.

This new rainfall seems to be a result of fall being around the corner. Cooler weather is enveloping us now. Also, because many communities in Missouri are rationing their water severely, people are still managing to cope through the drought.

“We began to see serious drought impacts this summer,” said Governor Parson. “We will continue to be proactive in addressing local infrastructure needs to deliver much needed water to communities with critical supply needs.” [1]

The Department of Natural Resources made this emergency funding available in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order No 18-05. [2] The funding is to go towards projects that will help drought-stricken communities to receive the water they need.

Communities to receive DNR funding

Currently, there are eight community water suppliers that will receive money from the emergency drought funding.

The following are included:

  • Davies County Public Water Supply No. 2
  • King City
  • North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission with Grundy County Public Water Supply No. 1,
  • Milan
  • Sullivan County Public Water Supply No. 1
  • North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission
  • Caldwell County Public Water Supply No. 3
  • City of Hamilton

These communities will be installing new pipes, pumps or connections to separate reservoirs to help supply adequate water.

“Shortage of drinking water is a serious issue for any Missouri community,” said Carol Comer, director of the Department of Natural Resources. “These grants are a step forward as we work to develop short- and long-term solutions for clean and dependable water sources.” [3]

 


Notes:

  1. ^Dnr.mo.gov. (2018). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. [online] Available at: https://dnr.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/730eb83f-462a-4e12-bb9c-3f19452e12ce [Accessed 15 Sep. 2018]. (go back↩)
  2. ^Dnr.mo.gov. (2018). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. [online] Available at: https://dnr.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/730eb83f-462a-4e12-bb9c-3f19452e12ce [Accessed 15 Sep. 2018]. (go back↩)
  3. ^Dnr.mo.gov. (2018). Missouri Department of Natural Resources. [online] Available at: https://dnr.mo.gov/news/newsitem/uuid/730eb83f-462a-4e12-bb9c-3f19452e12ce [Accessed 15 Sep. 2018]. (go back↩)

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