Gloucester supervisors allocated the remaining $439,016 of the county’s year-one American Rescue Plan Act funds to projects for public utilities and the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic during a meeting held last Wednesday, Nov. 3, in the colonial courthouse.
The county is expecting another round of ARPA funds to be made available in 2022.
The smallest amount of funding went to a request from the GMCC to upgrade to a wireless system for remote patient triage, totaling $3,842.
One of two project requests from public utilities to receive funding was $150,000 for the replacement of membranes in reverse osmosis skid one. A reverse osmosis skid removes contaminants from drinking water.
Public Utilities Director Chris Dawson said the membranes in the skids have a lifespan of seven to nine years and the membranes in skid one were last replaced 12 years ago. The delay in the replacement is due to funding issues caused by the pandemic.
Water Treatment Plant Manager Virginia Deptol...
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