Pomfret is getting a grant of up to $5 million from the state for Phase 2 of its water project.

Town Supervisor Dan Pacos announced the grant at Wednesday’s Town Board meeting.

Pacos said the town was notified Friday and received the state’s acceptance letter Tuesday.

“That’s the lion’s share of the $8 million (cost) for Phase II,” Pacos said.

Deputy Town Supervisor Ann Eckman wanted to thank the town’s consultants, Municipal Solutions and Clark Patterson Lee, for their efforts in doing the grant. “We pushed them very hard to get the grant in by the deadline,” she said.

The grant was issued by the state Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Water Infrastructure Improvement program.

According to Pomfret’s acceptance letter, “The EFC will determine the actual amount of (the) grant when the project is complete, and EFC confirms the final project costs.”

Phase II will install new water infrastructure on the west side of Pomfret. Work will be done in and around the hamlet of Lamberton, including on Farel and Harmon Hill roads. The town plans to install a water storage tank on Harmon Hill Road with part of the Phase 2 money, Pacos said.



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