Whately gets state money for cleaner drinking water
The town has received $410,000 from the state to provide cleaner drinking water.
WHATELY — The town has received $410,000 from the state to provide cleaner drinking water.
The money comes from the state’s revolving fund, and are administered by the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust. The town of Whately must now agree to go forward with a clean water project by June 30, and must secure a local funding authority.
The funding is part of Drinking Water Revolving Fund Project, which is aimed at providing better and cleaner drinking water to communities.
“I am very pleased that Whately will receive $410,000 from the 2016 Drinking Water Revolving Fund Project to assist with improving the quality of their water supply,” said state Rep. Stephen Kulik, D-Worthington, in a press release.
Additionally, the town of Hadley received money for their own clean drinking water project. The two towns received just under $800,000 in total funding.
Senate President Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, applauded the initiative in a press release, saying the money “will help ensure the availability of fresh, clean drinking water in Hadley and Whately.”