Gardner MA Applying for funds to replace main Water Transmission Line
Gardner MA Mayor Nicholson says the City of Gardner is making a $1.2 million dollar application to replace the main water transmission line for Gardner as it was identified as a weakness by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in a 2002 report. We have obtained a copy of the Federal Government’s Infrastructure Report Card from 2017 which showcases U.S. needs. REPORT.
Nationwide, drinking water is delivered via about one million miles of pipes, many of which were laid in the early to mid 20th century with a lifespan of 75 to 100 years. There are still over an estimated 200 thousand water main breaks per year in the United States wasting over 2 trillion gallons of treated drinking water. With these facts noted, it is anticipated that Gardner will have competition for the needed funds from other municipalities around the country. Mayor Nicholson is seeking sufficient funding to not only replace the current main water transmission line, but also construct a simultaneous spare line.
Gardner MA would like to preemptively replace the main water transmission line as its breakage would compromise the delivery of water to thousands of Gardner residents.