Holts Summit receives check for sewer project

Submitted photo Holts Summit officials hold a check from the Missouri Public Utility Commission. Left to right: Keith Edwards, Brandon Ruediger, Rachel Anderson, Dianne Wolfmeier and Brock Goehl.

The City of Holts Summit received a $2,291.41 check from the Missouri Public Utility Commission (MPUC) Tuesday.

The check was presented to the city by the Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA), which serves as the administrator of MPUC Interim Loan Program, a release states.

MPUC provided funding to the City of Holts Summit for a sewer regionalization project. This allowed the city to connect its wastewater system with Jefferson City.

The check presented Tuesday is a rebate of interest costs during the construction period of the project.

"This is a culmination of years of hard work with federal and state agencies to keep our wastewater system in compliance and to continue to provide safe, healthy wastewater services to our residents," Brandon Ruediger, Holts Summit city administrator, said in a release.

He thanked staff and elected officials -- both current and past -- who helped bring the sewer regionalization project to completion.

He also thanked Jana Brandt with the United States Department of Agriculture-Rural Development "for her tireless assistance and for making this project affordable to the residents of the City of Holts Summit."

"The City of Holts Summit has been a member of MRWA for years and the Missouri Public Utility Commission Interim Loan Program is one of the many member benefits offered by MRWA," Howard Baker, MRWA executive director, said in a release.