Buffalo’s water system is getting about $27 million in upgrades this year to enhance water delivery to residents.
Mayor Byron W. Brown announced the projects and the list includes:
- $8.2 million to replace water mains and service lines throughout the city;
- $6 million to complete installation of an energy efficient pump at the Col. Ward Pumping Station;
- $3 million to improve water mains on streets in the Fruitbelt neighborhood;
- $1.5 million to replace the Michigan Avenue Water main that runs through the City Ship Canal;
- $4.7 million on asbestos abatement at Col. Ward Pumping Station, new roofs for the Col. Ward and Massachusetts Avenue pumping stations and rehabilitation of the Manhattan Pumping Station;
- about $3.6 million in general maintenance and rehab work.
"Our continued investment and enhancement of infrastructure not only improves the city’s physical connections, it also improves he quality of life for all our residents," Brown said.