Marlborough Receives $1.5 Million for Critical Water Infrastructure Upgrades
The city of Marlborough, MA benefited from $1.5 million in federal funding for necessary upgrades to the Sligo Water Tank, thanks to the American Rescue Plan.
Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03) joined Marlborough Mayor Arthur Vigeant, local leaders, and city officials on July 24th to announce this major investment in local water infrastructure.
The American Rescue Plan Act was passed in 2021 to provide aid to communities impacted by the pandemic. Rep. Trahan voted in favor of the bill and worked closely with cities and towns in her district to secure support.The $1.5 million in funding went towards repairs and safety improvements for the Sligo Water Tank, which was originally constructed in the 1960s and held 2 million gallons of drinking water for Marlborough residents.
Upgrading this aging infrastructure ensured continued reliable access to safe, clean water.
The announcement event took place on Monday, July 24th at 10:30 AM in front of the Sligo Water Tank located at 91 Arnold Street. Rep. Trahan, Mayor Vigeant, State Representatives, City Council members, and DPW Commissioners were present.
This federal support came at a crucial time as we looked to bounce back from the pandemic's widespread impacts.
Investing in critical infrastructure promised to create jobs, improve public health, and set the stage for an equitable economic recovery. Marlborough's Sligo Water Tank upgrades epitomized what the American Rescue Plan was designed to accomplish.