WASHINGTON, D.C. — The city of Belfast will receive $1 million to replace segments of an aging sewer line, according to an announcement March 11 from the office of U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine.

Collins, a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced that she had secured $14,180,000 for nine water and wastewater infrastructure projects across Maine, of which Belfast’s is one, in the Fiscal Year 2022 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill.

The omnibus funding package passed the House and the Senate and now heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law.

“Maintaining and upgrading water and wastewater systems is vital to ensuring the economic and environmental health of the community,” Collins said in the press release.

Maine Rural Water Association Kirsten Hebert said in the press release, “This funding is fantastic news for these communities and the people of the state of Maine.”