The City of West Plains, Missouri will be moving forward with critical stormwater infrastructure improvements by establishing new regional stormwater detention basins that will reduce the frequency of flooding of local businesses and residential areas in the community.
The City was recently awarded a $1.8 million grant by the US Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the infrastructure improvements. These funds will be matched with $725,000 in state investment and is expected to attract $4 million in private investment and create or retain 225 jobs. The specific funding will be used for the construction of the Burton Branch, South Fork of Howell Creek, North Fork of Howell Creek and Galloway Creek regional stormwater detention basins.
“This is tremendous news for West Plains,” said Senator Hawley. “This investment in critical infrastructure is an investment in the community and all of the families that call it home. From small businesses to schools to hospitals and more, protection from natural disasters can spur economic development and make a difference for an entire region. I am grateful for the Trump administration’s support for West Plains and the State of Missouri.”
Toth and Associates will be providing land surveying, engineering design, and construction engineering services for all four stormwater detention basins.Read Full EDA Press Release