SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — City Utilities received funds through a program that plans to hand out $1 billion to utility companies nationwide in the next five years.

City Utilities of Springfield has been awarded $10 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to partially fund the Legacy Pipe Replacement Project.

City Utilities is one of 37 utilities, in almost 20 states, that will receive a portion of the nearly $200 million in grant funding through the PHMSA program.

CU will apply for additional funding to continue the replacement project in several Zone 1 locations in Springfield.

Work on the project is expected to begin during the last quarter of 2023.