Boonville broke ground on the 2021 water improvement project planned for the city.
Leaders met at Johnson Park across from the Boonville City Hall to celebrate a big upgrade to the community.
The project will replace old waterlines and strengthen the city's infrastructure for years to come.
Mayor Charlie Wyatt says some of the aging pipes date back more than 100 years.
The nearly $4 million dollar improvement project will also add solar panels to some areas of the city.