CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Four western Massachusetts communities will be receiving a share of some $5.27 million in grant money for improving their water systems.
State Treasurer Steve Grossman announced Wednesday that 25 different water projects statewide have been awarded principal forgiveness grants, with communities in our region receiving nearly $1.2 million in total.
Chicopee and Palmer received $74,267 and $139,897 respectively for their clean water projects, which deal with such issues as storm water processing and discharge.
Springfield received the largest grant of all, with $942,314 awarded for a drinking water project. Turners Falls received $34,571 for a drinking water project as well.
The grants, which are made up of federal money that is administered by the state, are awarded based on need. They are designed to lower the payments communities have to make on needed infrastructure projects.