NORWICH — The Norwich Department of Public Works (DPW) is continuing efforts to replace the water mains on South Broad Street and East Main Street.
DPW Superintendent Edward Pepe explained to City of Norwich council members at Tuesday's meeting that they currently do not have funding for the project, but are continuing to look.
"We submitted to Tenney's office, that didn't work out," said Pepe. "Thank you Alderman Jeffrey for pointing me in the direction of Schumer's office cause we were able to apply for that. Haven't heard anything but hopefully that's good news."
Pepe explained that DPW will also be applying for funding through the USDA, and will need to fulfill specific requirements they have in regard to choosing an engineer to design the project.
"Also we're going to apply to the USDA, cause they do a lot of funding for big projects like this. And we need to have an engineer design the project," said Pepe. "So we need to select an engineer through qualifications-based proposal."