Public Works Director, Jonathan Griffith is pleased to announce that the City’s efforts to secure appropriation funding for potable line replacement was successful. The $500,000 award brings our total to $3.25 million in grants for potable line replacement since 2016. These funds are to be directed to the recently awarded project for areas 4 & 7 on the attached map. Completion of areas 1,2,3,4 and 7 will total 11.2 miles of water main line replacement. As an update, areas 1, 2 and a portion of 3 are complete and areas 5 and 6 are in design with construction expected in the next fiscal year.
This truly was a team effort. It is rewarding to see an initiative take hold over a number of years as this potable line replacement project has. I do not recall the last appropriation received from the State, but do know this is the first in my 10 years with the City. Everyone involved played a key role in making this possible: from preparation of the application by staff; meeting with legislators and key State staff by elected officials; our lobbyist keeping us informed throughout the legislative process; and the support of our local representatives.