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Millions of Dollars Being Spent on Smyrna's Water System

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SMYRNA, Del.- The water system in Smyrna is decades old and the federal government is trying to help. a $3 million loan will go toward enhancing old systems.

"Things such as water mains and water treatment plants, most of those were built many decades ago and had not been upgraded or maintained," said Tom May of the Delaware Division of Public Health.

Sen. Tom Carper says the money will not only improve the infrastructure but also boost quality of life.

"There are a number of places out here in the Smyrna area that don't have access to clean water and we want to make sure they do going forward," he said.  "There are a number of places whose water treatment systems are crumbling and need to be replaced."

The town of Smyrna is planning on building two new pumping stations and with that brings a lot of construction and jobs.

"It's been at the time when it is the least expensive, in terms of construction costs and most positive in putting 80 people to work in the town of Smyrna," said Sen. Chris Coons.

Lawmakers also hope the water upgrades help attract new businesses to the town.

"One of the key elements in attracting jobs to a community like this or any other place is what we call world class workforce and world class infrastructure, could be roads, highways or bridges," he said. "It also is good water systems and water treatments systems."

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