Wastewater plant damage comes with hefty price tag

NORWICH – The City of Norwich Wastewater Treatment Plant is preparing to spend a substantial amount of money for two new pumps to replace those damaged by heavy rains and debris in the aftermath of September’s flooding.

The two pumps, with freight, installation and warranty, come with a price tag of $815,440; city department heads are working with FEMA and their insurance company to reduce the city’s financial burden and though some assistance is expected, the city anticipates a fiscal impact of replacing the parts ,according to Department of Public Works Superintendent Carl Ivarson.

“When we live in a flood zone,” said City Mayor Joseph Maiurano, “we can expect something like this ... we’ve been hit pretty good in the last few years and we can’t prevent something like that from happening again in the future.”

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