USDA Rural Development Area Director Phyllis Minner today announced a Water & Waste Disposal Loan of $4,231,000 to the City of Winfield. The funds are being used to modify and provide upgrades to Winfield’s existing treatment facility.
“Having an up-to-date treatment facility is very important to the livelihood of any community,” said Minner. “The City of Winfield is taking proactive steps to make improvements to their wastewater treatment system for long term use. We are proud to be in partnership with the city to assure they have a system in place to preserve and improve the quality of life for the community.”
Winfield’s original lagoon and collection system was constructed in 1967 and upgraded to its present status in 1990. After the 1993 flood, repairs to the lagoon were implemented to correct damage caused by the flood waters. Currently, the three-cell stabilization lagoon is in violation with the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). In addition, the lift station on Maple Street presently overflows due to the large flow quantities in pump and storage capacities.
The proposed modifications and upgrades to the lagoon include LemTec Biological Treatment Process (LBTP), up-sizing and replacement of the Maple Street lift station, and up-sizing of the force main between the Maple Street lift station and the treatment facility. These upgrades will allow the city to meet current and future DNR requirements. The project will be moving forward with design and is anticipated to break ground in 2018.
The Water & Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program provides funding for clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage to households and businesses in eligible rural areas. Further information on additional programs is available by visiting the USDA Missouri Rural Development website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/mo. Interested parties may also contact the Farmington Sub-Area Office at (573) 756-6488 Ext 4.
USDA, through its Rural Development mission area, has an active portfolio of more than $216 billion in loans and loan guarantees. These programs are designed to improve the economic stability of rural communities, businesses, residents, farmers and ranchers and improve the quality of life in rural America.