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On-site Wastewater Improvement Loan Program

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Missouri Department of Natural Resources Awards $1,000,000 State Revolving Fund Grant to Missouri Association of Councils of Government

Funding will Provide Financing for Missouri Homeowners to Repair or Replace On-site Wastewater Treatment Systems

Jefferson City, Missouri (August 8, 2012) — Missouri Department of Natural Resources Director Sara Parker Pauley presented a $1,000,000 state revolving fund grant to the Missouri Association of Councils of Government (MACOG) on July 24, 2012. MACOG will use the grant for the creation of a revolving fund to address failed or failing on-site wastewater treatment systems throughout Missouri, which will improve the state's water quality.

The program will provide loans to homeowners seeking to replace or make improvements to their on-site wastewater systems.

Eligible borrowers include homeowners with a failing or failed on-site wastewater treatment system. Homeowners will be required to provide evidence of financial need and must have a sufficient credit score and income to make the loan payment and maintain the system.

Loans can be made for repair or replacement of private wastewater treatment systems for single-family houses and multi-family housing consisting of four units or fewer. Only systems recommended by the County Health Department, Department of Health & Senior Services, or the local authority will be funded. Systems must be installed by contractors approved by each county's respective health department. Costs related to the installation of an approved system (such as soils investigation, engineering services and surveying) are allowable expenses.

Funds cannot be used to connect homes to a cluster system or public sewer system or to install an on-site system for new construction.

The minimum loan amount is $3,000. Loan terms will be based on the borrower's ability to repay, not to exceed $15,000 or 10 years per connection. Borrowers must certify they will provide appropriate system maintenance over the life of the loan, attend training on operating and maintaining the system, and periodically have the system inspected.

For information, contact Mo-Kan Regional Council at (816) 233-3144.

Loan application packets are also available at Mo-Kan's office and on-line at www.mo-kan.org.

Full program information:

Visit http://www.macogonline.org/onsite/

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