Friday, August 26, 2005

Mare Island sewer gets EPA money

Posted on Thu, Aug. 25, 2005

Mare Island sewer gets EPA money

Vallejo has been awarded another $288,700 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to repair Mare Island's 70-year-old sewer system.

That money comes on the heels of last year's EPA award of $337,500. In all, the agency has granted nearly $2.5 million to the sewer replacement project. Construction is expected to begin next month.

New homes and businesses are planned for Mare Island. City leaders have said it could take another decade to become a thriving community. At one time, the Mare Island Naval Shipyard was the biggest employer in Napa and Solano counties. It closed in 1993 after nearly 150 years of building and repairing everything from paddle-wheeled gunboats to nuclear submarines.

The EPA money will go toward sewage pump station upgrades and rehabilitate sewer lines, according to a written release from the agency.

-- Danielle Samaniego


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