Rep. Neal, Sen. Markey Announce $2.8 Million for City of Chicopee

U.S. Rep. Richard Neal and U.S. Sen. Edward Markey joined Chicopee Mayor John Vieau and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency officials this week to announce a $2,854,800 earmark to support the Chicopee Water Pollution Control Facility’s (WPCF) Nitrogen and Energy Optimization Project. The allocation was made possible through congressionally directed spending from the Department of the Interior. Neal and Markey included funding for this project in the FY 2023 spending bill that was signed into law on Dec. 29, 2022. “This funding is a testament to the commitment of local municipalities and the federal government to invest in long-term solutions that will maintain the quality of waterways in our communities,” Neal said. “In contrast with the horrific events that took place in Flint, Michigan, today’s announcement will enable the city of Chicopee to make the investments necessary to reduce nitrogen levels, ensuring the proper treatment of the Connecticut River. Clean water is essential to the health and well-being of the citizenry and our local environment, and that is why it is critical that we provide our dedicated public-works employees with the resources needed for their vital work.”
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