Christine Cohen

State Senator

Christine Cohen

Deputy President Pro Tempore

Listening, Advocating & Getting Results

July 21, 2020

Sen. Cohen, Rep. Scanlon Welcome State Investment in Guilford Clean Water Project

GUILFORD – State Senator Christine Cohen (D-Guilford) and State Representative Sean Scanlon (D-Guilford) celebrated the State Bond Commission’s approval today of $700,000 in state funding for the Mulberry Point, Tuttles Point and Long Cove clean water project in Guilford.

Once completed, the project will bring clean water to 145 homes in the three neighborhoods.

“One of the most captivating aspects of living in Guilford is our access to the shoreline, and the views that provides. Bu there are drawbacks, too, as the scope and history of this water main project clearly shows,” Sen. Cohen said. “Thankfully, this state investment is going to provide a better quality of life for these residents, and it will protect and improve their home values , all at a cost of pennies on the dollar to local taxpayers, It’s a great use of limited state bonding, and I’m thankful that the governor and the State Bond Commission members saw the necessity and the environmental value of this project.”

“Everyone deserves access to clean water, and I’m proud to have worked hard with Senator Cohen to deliver additional funding,” said Rep. Scanlon who had previously secured $450,000 in bond funds for the neighborhoods in 2018. “I’m thankful to Governor Lamont and the state for their continued support for this important public health project.”

“Thank you to Governor Lamont and the legislative leaders for recognizing the significant financial burden our residents are facing to access safe and abundant water,” Guilford First Selectman Matt Hoey said. “It has been a years-long struggle, but the taps are beginning to flow and our residents are thrilled.”