September 19, 2017
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Rockland to receive $2.7M for sewer upgrades

By Heather Steeves, BDN Staff

ROCKLAND, Maine — The city will receive $2.7 million for sewer upgrades, the USDA announced Friday afternoon. Funding comes from a USDA Rural Development Wastewater Disposal Direct Loan of $2,438,500 and grant of $261,500.

Upgrades to the system will include replacement, rehabilitation, and new installations within downtown Rockland. Portions of the city’s sewer system are old and constructed of pipe materials that are substandard to the materials used today.

According to Rockland City Manager Rosemary Kulow, the finds “will not only help improve Rockland’s environment by eliminating waste water overflow and replacing inadequate and worn out sewer system infrastructure, but the additional funding through the grant helps reduce the financial burden on local property taxpayers.”

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