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a voluntary council of local governments
serving the missouri meramec area.

MRPC still accepting regional wastewater survey responses for feasibility study

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Tammy Snodgrass or Kathryn Hawes

MERAMEC REGION — The Meramec Regional Planning Commission (MRPC) is seeking survey responses from all Missouri Department of Natural Resources (MDNR) wastewater permit holders in the Meramec Region. MRPC is currently conducting a feasibility study of wastewater treatment operations in the region through a grant awarded by MDNR. 

The feasibility study seeks to discover if cost savings are attainable by sharing licensed operators. Many of our rural communities struggle with having to hire and train individuals to operate wastewater systems.  Due to very small systems and small budgets, offering even part-time employment can be prohibitive to retaining trained staff.

In order to provide a detailed cost savings analysis, MRPC needs wastewater systems to fill out the survey completely.  The survey is brief and gathers information on the system, the operator, and the cost burden for operating and training.  The hope is that with adequate responses a plan can be developed in order to save systems money and reduce down time without certified operators.  The survey is available on MRPC’s typeform website at https://mrpcsurveys.typeform.com/to/egU9n68J.

If you have questions or need a paper copy of the survey, please contact Tammy Snodgrass at MRPC at 573-265-2993 or by email at tsnodgrass@meramecregion.org

Formed in 1969, MRPC is a voluntary council of governments serving Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski and Washington counties and their respective cities. Gasconade County Presiding Commissioner Larry Miskel serves as chairman of the board. A professional staff of 34 offers technical assistance and services, such as grant preparation and administration, housing assistance, transportation planning, environmental planning, ordinance codification, business loans and other services to member communities.

To keep up with the latest MRPC news and events, visit the MRPC website at www.meramecregion.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/meramecregion.