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City Secures $300K Federal Grant for Water Main Replacement

November 4th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Another month and another break in the water line in the Decatur Heights neighborhood- this one reported Monday. The good news is that earlier this year the city secured a federal grant of $300,000 to begin the process of replacing the 24 inch main. The project will cover a total of 4,300 linear feet on the East Side- including Baltimore Street and the Cumberland Plaza areas of the city- and will improve water service to 29 businesses and 111 households.  The water main runs from Baltimore Avenue northwest beneath Decatur Street, under Frederick and Bedford streets to Independence Street.  The main burst in 2014 and again in 2017, causing damage to the streets and some buildings in the area, including businesses.  Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss…