Rep. Soter announces $15,000,000 for Town of Bellingham PFAS Treatment at Hartford Avenue
Representative Michael Soter (R- Bellingham) announced that the Town of Bellingham will be receiving a $15,000,000 loan through the Final Calendar Year 2023 Intended Use Plan (IUP).
This funding will go to PFAS treatment at Hartford Avenue in the Town of Bellingham. This project is Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. The State Revolving Fund (SRF) financing is administered by the Massachusetts Clean Water Trust and finances projects implemented by cities and towns, regional water supply and wastewater treatment districts, and the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA).
The projects include 50 drinking water construction projects (see Table 1) totaling approximately $381 million. An additional $4 million will be offered by the Trust as grants for 39 Asset Management Planning projects. Communities offered SRF financing in this round must decide to move forward with the project by June 30, 2023, and secure local funding authority.
The Drinking Water SRF provides $431 million in financing for drinking water projects across the Commonwealth. Approximately $311 million will finance 39 new construction projects, approximately $69 million will be allocated towards financing 11 previously approved multi year projects, $5 million will fund an emergency set-aside account, $10 million has been set aside to finance planning and PFAS design projects, and $35 million has been set-aside to finance lead service line replacement projects.