USDA Invests $669,000 to Modernize Wastewater Infrastructure in Winfield

Lindsay Cheek
Release Date
Feb 22, 2021

Investment to Improve Infrastructure for more than 1,400 Rural Missourians

COLUMBIA, MO, Feb. 22, 2021 - USDA Rural Development Acting State Director for Missouri D Clark Thomas, today announced the agency is investing $669,000 to complete improvements to the city of Winfield’s wastewater system. This additional award brings USDA’s total investment to $4.9 million for this project.

“USDA Rural Development is focused on improving the lives of rural Americans,” said Acting State Director Thomas. “Modernizing the infrastructure that provides efficient and effective treatment of wastewater to Winfield’s residents is vital to the public health, economic development, and prosperity of the city.”

USDA Rural Development is providing the city of Winfield a $669,000 loan through its Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program. Planned improvements to the city’s aging wastewater treatment system include upgrading the treatment lagoon, replacing a lift station, and upsizing a force main. When complete, this project will help the city meet existing and upcoming limits set by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and provide a safer and more reliable wastewater treatment system for all Winfield residents.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas.

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