Missouri State University and Watershed Committee of the Ozarks have completed the construction of a rainwater collection system at the MSU William H. Darr Agricultural Center. This project is part of the Big Urbie stormwater grant to improve water quality and reduce stormwater runoff. Missouri State Campus Construction served as the general contractor with engineering services provided by Geosyntec Consultants. The 10 polyethylene underground tanks were supplied by Free Water Systems. Matching funds and in-kind assistance was provided by The Sustainability Commission of the Missouri State University Student Government Association, and grant partners the City of Springfield Stormwater Engineering Division, Greene County Resource Management.

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This is one of many projects funded by the Springfield-Greene County Urban Watershed Stewardship  Project (nicknamed Big Urbie), a $1.1 million federal grant awarded to Watershed Committee of the Ozarks in 2011 by U.S. EPA Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources under section 319 of the Clean Water Act. Learn more about the project at www.bigurbie.org

Stacey Armstrong
Projects Manager

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