Missouri Bootheel Town Gets Aid for Wastewater System

5 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, October 23 2012 Oct 23, 2012 Tuesday, October 23, 2012 3:40:23 AM UTC October 23, 2012 in News
By: Associated Press

CARDWELL (AP) - A southeast Missouri community is getting some government aid to improve its nearly 40-year-old wastewater system.

The Bootheel community of Cardwell has been having problems with is sewer system for years.

The state Department of Economic Development says it has approved $500,000 in Community Development Block Grant funds for the town. That will be combined with money from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to build a new wastewater treatment facility.

The block grant program provides funds to cities with fewer than 50,000 people. Cardwell is well under that threshold. The Dunklin County town has a population of slightly more than 700.

 

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