The National Resource Conservation Service has awarded $500,000 to a Caldwell County Project. Click to hear KMZU’s Mike Stone speak with Economic Development Consultant Terry Rumery:

Terry Rumery

The funding will be used for the Little Otter Creek Lake Project. “It came to us through NRCS, and came about by the work of our congressional delegation, but U.S. Senators and Congressman Graves,” said Rumery. “And that was really led by Senator Blunt. He’s the one who really kind of led the charge on that one.”

The funding comes from the NRCS, a division of the USDA.

“It will be used for continuing all of the studies that we need. Different engineering, things of that nature that you have to have in order to satisfy the Corps of Engineers, the EPA, and several other organizations.”

This project has been underway for more than ten years. Once complete, it will provide drinking water to the citizens of Caldwell County.

This is the second major grant of the year for the project. The first came from the Department of Natural Resources, worth $250,000.