Virginia General Assembly approves funding for combined sewer outfall remediation

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The General Assembly approved $25 million in state funding for Alexandria’s combined sewer outfall remediation project. (file photo)
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By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com

The General Assembly adopted a state budget that includes $25 million for Alexandria’s combined sewer outfall remediation project, the City of Alexandria and AlexRenew announced Wednesday.

The funding will be confirmed when Governor Ralph Northam signs off on the Fiscal Year 2020 state budget next month.

The CSO remediation project is projected to cost between $370 million and $555 million and will be primarily funded through increased sewer fees paid by Alexandria residents and businesses, according to a news release. State law requires the project to be complete by July 1, 2025.

“We are grateful to all our state leaders for supporting Alexandria’s aggressive efforts to improve the quality of local waterways,” Mayor Justin Wilson said in a statement. “We thank Gov. Northam for including this key funding in his budget proposal.”

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