FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 11, 2020
Common Council Approves $25.8 Million Loan for Water Treatment Facility Upgrades
NEW BRITAIN—The Common Council has approved a $25.8 million authorization that will be used for improvements related to the City’s water treatment facility and system.
The loan is being offered by the state of Connecticut Clean Water Fund at a 2 percent fixed interest rate. Approved projects are eligible for up to 35 percent reimbursement.
The approved money will be used for a variety of projects, including:
“These projects will be a great enhancement for our Water Department and ensure that our customers always have access to clean, healthy water,” said Ray Esponda, Director of the Water Department. “It is vitally important to protect and expand our assets.
“Our water system is a vital and unique asset to the City. I’m proud that we are making these critical investments in our Water Department,” said Mayor Erin Stewart. “The improvements will make us more resilient in the future.”
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