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Town of Wrentham Receives Federal Grant for Water Quality Improvement Project

FY24 Community Project Funding Award
(Photo courtesy Town of Wrentham)

WRENTHAM — Town Manager Kevin Sweet and the Wrentham Select Board are pleased to share that the Town of Wrentham has received a federal grant to support the Wrentham Water Quality Improvements project.

U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss secured $959,752 for the project through the federal FY24 Community Project Funding Program. The FY2024 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill provides $58.2 billion in new spending for energy and water development, including $10 billion toward improving critically important water infrastructure.

“Wrentham needs water infrastructure upgrades to reach its economic development goals, and I’m here to support the investments necessary for responsible growth,” Rep. Auchincloss said.

The Town of Wrentham will use the funding to locate and build infrastructure for a new public water source in West Wrentham, most likely within the Blackstone River Watershed. An additional water source will satisfy current critical water needs and allow for future development throughout Wrentham. Additionally, providing a third water source will lessen the strain on the Charles River and Taunton Watersheds and the Town of Wrentham hopes to see improved water quality and water pressure with an added water source. The Town is working with Environmental Partners, Inc. to identify areas of improvement within the water system.

“While this project will focus on the enhancement of the west end of town, it will continue the Town’s pursuit in ensuring all of our residents have the adequate quantities and the highest quality of potable water,” Town Manager Kevin Sweet said. “We’d also like to express our thanks to Representative Auchincloss for his support.”


FY24 Community Project Funding Award