Posted: Oct 23, 2012 4:40 AM 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.