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Burlington to Receive $3.5M Grant for Water Infrastructure

The Town of Burlington, MA Will receive a $3.5 million grant for water system improvements as part of the Commonwealth’s 2020 MassWorks Infrastructure Grant Program. The grant will enable new housing and life sciences development, as well as create new employment opportunities in the area.

Burlington will use the funding as part of a $25 million project to join the Massachusetts Water Resources Association (MWRA) to increase the water capacity and ensure redundancy for residential and commercial users. The state funding will also benefit parts of Lexington and Bedford.

“The Burlington Area Chamber of Commerce was essential in working with the Town to spearhead the effort on this grant,” said Paul Sagarino, town administrator for Burlington. “The Town understood the practical need for better access to reliable water supplies, but the Chamber’s President, Rick Parker, was able to mobilize our private sector partners into one voice that helped outline the economic benefits of this type of investment for a sustainable future.”

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