Tag Archives: Water

Missouri DNR Awards $3,613,841 to City of Memphis for Water System Improvements

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $3,613,841 in financial assistance to the city of Memphis for upgrades to the city’s water treatment plant. The assistance package is expected to cover the entire cost of the project, which is scheduled to be completed by November 2020. The project funding consists of a $1,882,841 grant […]

Rural Water Rates Increasing to Pay For System Upgrades

Faced with paying for a pair of million dollar upgrades to its system while also being hit with a price increase from its supplier, the Scotland County Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 recently announced a rate hike for its nearly 1,400 customers. Effective August 1st, the rural water district’s minimum charge, which includes the […]

Voters to Decide Tax Issues, Local Boards at April 5th Election

A pair of tax levy issues with big price tags will highlight the April 5th general municipal election ballot in Scotland County. Voters in the city of Memphis will decide the fate of a proposed $7.9 million waterworks and sewer system revenue bond issue to help fund proposed improvements to the city’s water and sewer […]

April 5th Election to Decide Fate of City of Memphis’s $7.9 Million Water/Sewer Bond Issue

Aged infrastructure and increasing governmental regulations have placed a daunting number before Memphis voters heading to the April 5th polls. The City of Memphis is asking for approval to issue water and sewer system revenue bonds for up to $7.9 million in value. The City of Memphis will hold an informational public meeting on Thursday, […]

City Council Approves $7.9 Million Levy Issue for April Ballot

With high-dollar upgrades to the city’s sewer and water systems looming, the Memphis City Council on January 7th took the first step in the financial process, voting 3-0 to place a $7.9 million levy issue on the April 5th election ballot. Voters will be asked to authorize the issuance of combined waterworks and sewage system […]

CPWSD #1, City Report No Violations in Latest Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Reports

For most, a turn of the faucet tap is about all the thought that goes into drinking a glass of water. Countless individuals are working behind the scenes to insure that H20 is safe for consumption. Each year, by July 1, community water supplies are required to make Consumer Confidence Reports available to their customers. […]

City Adjusting Water Filtration Process to Address Disinfection Byproduct Violations

An unusual spike in disinfection byproducts in the Memphis water supply has resulted in a second round of violations of the Missouri Safe Drinking Water Regulations. Customers of the municipal water supplier received notification last week of the issue. “Although this is not an emergency, as our customers, the public has the right to know […]

Rural Water District Calling for Voluntary Reduction in Usage

Record high temperatures combined with the ongoing drought are making it extremely difficult for the Scotland County Consolidated Public Water Supply District #1 to keep up with the demand. The rural water district announced on July 3rd a request to members for a voluntary reduction in water usage. “We’re simply having a tough time keeping […]

Debt Refinancing Will Save Rural Water District $379,734

Securing lower interest rates for a portion of the service’s long-term date is going to result in significant savings for the Consolidated Water Supply District No. 1 of Scotland County. On April 19, the rural water district’s governing board announced the move to refinance a portion of the district’s bond debt to lock in lower […]