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$14.18 Million for Maine's Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Secured by Senator Collins in Funding Bill | Senator Susan Collins - Senator Susan Collins

Last updated Tuesday, October 19, 2021 14:59 ET , Source: NewsService

Washington, D.C.—U.S. Senator Susan Collins announced that she secured $14,180,000 for nine water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Maine in the draft Fiscal Year 2022 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill that has been released by the Senate Appropriations Committee. The legislation must still be voted on by the full Senate and House.

“Maintaining and upgrading water and wastewater systems is vital to ensuring the economic and environmental health of the community,” said Senator Collins. “As the appropriations process moves forward, I will work to ensure these important infrastructure investments in communities across Maine are funded.”

Details on the funding for the nine water and wastewater projects that Senator Collins secured are below:

Berwick Water Utilities Upgrade

Recipient: Town of Berwick

Location: Berwick, ME

Amount: $2,800,000

Purpose: To upgrade a water treatment plan to remove a high concentration of manganese and reduce the disinfection by-products in the water.

Oak Grove Sewer Subsystem Remediation Project

Recipient: City of Brewer

Location: Brewer, ME

Amount: $1,103,000

Purpose: To rehabilitate one mile of aging sewer to reduce and possibly eliminate combined sewer overflows to the Penobscot River. This project is a priority to the State of Maine Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Bridgton Sewer Main Extensions

Recipient: Town of Bridgton

Location: Bridgton, ME

Amount: $1,400,000


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