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Morriss Views Aging Water Main on Decatur Street as Top Priority

January 26th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss has long viewed the aging water distribution system in the Decatur Street area as the city’s top infrastructure priority- and steps were taken at the most recent meeting to secure funding for that project. Cumberland officials are seeking to raise $2 million through municipal bond sales. The hope is that the repair work will go a long way toward stabilizing an area that has routinely experienced major water main ruptures over the years. The 24-inch cross-town main runs from Baltimore Avenue northwest beneath Decatur Street, under Frederick and Bedford streets to Independence Street. The work includes replacing 4,300 linear feet of water line, which is expected to directly improve service close to 30 businesses and more than 100 households. Mayor Morriss anticipates a March start-up…