Town receives grant to improve Narrows Pump Station

Sep 22, 2020

The town of Wareham has been awarded a grant from the state in the amount of $233,720 to install a bypass connection at the Narrows Pump Station.

The emergency sewer bypass will be installed to allow the station to continue to function even in the event of major equipment damage and debris impacts during a storm. 
The station is located at the end of Merchants Way, near the Narrows Bridge and overlooking the Wareham River, making it vulnerable during major storms. 
The grant was one of 29 awarded to coastal towns, totaling $4 million in funding to support coastal resilience. The grant was funded by the Office of Coastal Zone Management. All the projects are designed to plan for and reduce the impacts of coastal storms and climate change, including storm surges, flooding, erosion, and sea level rise.
“Massachusetts’ coastal communities coast face increasing damages from increasingly severe storms, sea level rise and erosion,” said Governor Charlie Baker. “As we celebrate Climate Week in Massachusetts, we’re proud to support local efforts to protect residents, businesses and infrastructure from climate change impacts.”