Fiber Optic Internet Access

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission introduces “AquaSmart” broadband internet

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission is introducing a broadband delivery concept, called AquaSmart, to deliver fiber to 10 counties in North Central Missouri. The Water Commission is responsible for building the East Locust Creek Reservoir, which will provide a water supply to Sullivan, Grundy, Mercer, Putnam, Schuyler, Adair, Macon, Chariton, Linn, and Livingston […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri DNR awards area communities impacted by drought a total of $1M to assist with water systems

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding almost $1 million to help eight community water systems in northwest Missouri counties hardest hit by drought. The department made this emergency funding available in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order No 18-05. The funding will assist with construction projects intended to ensure drought-impacted small communities are able […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Major announcement to advance East Locust Creek Reservoir to be made Tuesday

On Tuesday, August 14th at 10:00 AM at “the bottom of the lake” in Boynton, Missouri J.R. Flores, State Conservationist, Natural Resource Conservation Service, will be making a major announcement that will advance the East Locust Creek Reservoir project significantly.  NRCS is the federal sponsor of the Reservoir project.   Flores and NRCS have been critical […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

$25M in grant money sought for roads, bridges and broadband in East Locust Creek Reservoir project

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission and the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission have applied for a $25,000,000 grant for roads, bridges, and broadband in the area of the East Locust Creek Reservoir project in Sullivan County. The United States Department of Transportation Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development grant would ensure adequate and […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Land acquisition complete for East Locust Creek Reservoir

After nearly five years of work the North Central Missouri Region Water Commission has acquired acres on which the 2,352-acre reservoir will reside.  The 4,550 acres was contained in eighty-one privately owned parcels requiring separate and distinct negotiations with each landowner. All 81 parcels were secured without invoking eminent domain. Chairman Rick Gardner said, “We […]