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Norfolk Receives $959,752 to Fund Wastewater Treatment System

The town of Norfolk has received a federal earmark to help fund the expansion of the Town center sewer system.
Norfolk received $959,752, which was supported by U.S. Rep. Jake Auchincloss, as part of the federal FY24 Community Project Funding Program. These funds will be used for the design, engineering and permitting of a new wastewater treatment system with new sewer lines to serve areas of the town center not currently served by sewer.
“Clean water has been my priority for three funding cycles,” said Rep. Auchincloss. “These projects take time – they’re not quick and flashy – but the benefits will extend for a generation in Norfolk.”
The FY2024 Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies funding bill provides $58.2 billion in new spending for energy and water development, including $10 billion toward improving critically important water infrastructure.
“We are very pleased to have received these funds,” said Select Board member Jim Lehan. “This will allow us to develop a detailed feasibility study that will hopefully enable us to fully utilize the full capacity of our treatment plant to further develop opportunities in our business district.”
Select Board Chair Kevin Kalkut said: “For the last five years, Norfolk has been working toward a vision that would deliver on the ‘vibrant, walkable town center’ that so many within the community have expressed interest in seeing.
“Through strategic zoning proposals in 2021, investments in Master Plan updates on track to be completed this spring, and collaboration with area smart-growth experts, wastewater treatment options became a clear barrier to that future potential. Thanks to Congressman Auchincloss’ efforts in securing these federal community project funds, we are one big step closer to delivering on our commitment to current residents and future generations.”
“A huge thank you to Congressman Auchincloss for his efforts to secure monies for the Norfolk Town Center Package Sewer Plant,” said Select Board member Anita Mecklenburg. “This will help us move forward with important infrastructure for the future of Norfolk. We are most grateful.”
“I sincerely thank Congressman Auchincloss and his team for their advocacy in helping to secure these federal community project funds,” said Town Administrator Justin Casanova-Davis. “The entire process has been a collaborative effort with not only the Congressman’s team, but by members of the Planning Department, Department of Public Works and the Select Board. This collective effort in securing these vital funds will assist the Town in achieving the community’s vision for the town center.”

Norfolk Clean and Green Campaign Set for April 6
15th Annual Town-Wide Cleanup
The Norfolk Grange invites locals of all ages to celebrate Earth Day and participate in Norfolk’s 15th annual “Clean and Green Town-wide Cleanup” on Saturday, April 6. Volunteers of all ages are encouraged to pick up unsightly litter along roadways and public places to help beautify the community.  
Participants may collect litter any day(s) of the week prior to and including April 6. Participants are asked to attest that the trash is not from a household.  
Drop off collected litter and recyclables at the Grange Hall at 28 Rockwood Road from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6. Alternatively, participants may request their litter collection or large items be picked up at the site of the cleanup. Contact Kevin Roche at 508-328-5604 if you would like a pickup on April 6 by Lions Club volunteers.   
During this event, if applicable, please follow Massachusetts Covid Safety Guidelines.  Also, participants may pick up volunteer certificates documenting their community service during drop off times at the Grange Hall.
For more important safety and general information pertaining to this event, please visit the Norfolk Grange Facebook page at or contact Robin Biscaia at (508) 740-2777.