DNR awards $27 Million to Perryville

(Perryville, MO) Officials with the Department of Natural Resources say the city of Perryville will receive $27 million for wastewater treatment system improvements. The project is estimated to cost $30.3 million and is expected to be completed by September 2022. The project includes upgrades to the city's existing wastewater treatment facility. These improvements include installation of new screening, filtration, nutrient removal, sludge storage and disinfection systems. The project also includes construction of a new administration building and a new discharge outfall location. The project is expected to result in improved effluent and it will also extend the wastewater treatment system's life and efficiency so it can continue to serve the city well into the future. The project's funding consists of three loans totaling $26 million, as well as a $1 million Water Quality Incentive Grant, all through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, and $3.3 million in other sources. The department provided funding should save the city's rate payers a total of $1 million in principal and approximately $5.9 million in interest over the loans' 20-year terms.