(Potosi) The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $363,700 to the City of Potosi to connect wastewater flow from the Plaza Mobile Home Park to Potosi’s wastewater treatment system.

Provided through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regionalization Incentive Grant program, this grant will fund 100-percent of the eligible construction costs for the project and is expected to be completed by April of 2022.

This grant is a competitive grant program that offers funding to cities as an incentive to construct connections for small, struggling facilities.

The entities responsible for these small facilities often lack the financial and technical resources to upgrade their wastewater system.

These facilities typically serve such a small number of connections that the cost to comply with permit conditions is a significant financial challenge for the users.

According to the news release from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Potosi Mayor T.R. Dudley says the grant is phenomenal and will address several problematic situations.