Today, U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver, II (D-MO) announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $910,000 to upgrade Grain Valley’s water distribution system to ensure the city’s growing population has access to reliable clean drinking water.
The USDA is financing the project through the Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program, which provides funding to rural areas with populations of 10,000 or less to modernize outdated pipes, service lines, and water systems to protect public health and safety.
“For far too long our nation has failed to invest in the critical infrastructure necessary to support our growing population. With this substantial investment in an upgraded water distribution system, Missourians in Grain Valley can rest easy knowing that the water they’re drinking each and every day is of the highest quality and always available,” Cleaver said.
Planned improvements include replacement of the existing 4-inch distribution line with 8,500 linear feet of 12-inch distribution line, which will help support new economic and residential development by providing all users with safe and reliable water service.