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The city of Wilmington has been awarded more than $3 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to modernize more than a mile of its sewer system.
The project aims to prevent flooding, and reduce sewer overflows into the Brandywine River, by upgrading the city’s 120-year-old Prices Run combined sewer overflow pipe.
“Resilient wastewater infrastructure plays an important role in keeping our communities and environment healthy,” said Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, D-Delaware, in a statement.
“[The funding] will help repair the aging wastewater infrastructure in the City of Wilmington – extending its durability to last another 50 years – and will help reduce flooding, enhance quality of life, and strengthen economic development as well.”