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LSLR Financing Case Study: Georgetown, DE

Funding source: DWSRF""

The Town of Georgetown, Delaware, utilized approximately $2.2 million in DWSRF assistance to replace undersized water mains, lead gooseneck service connections, galvanized service lines, and water meters.

The Town experienced approximately 50 water main leaks per year; in 2009, there were 45 leaks costing the Town over $100,000 for emergency repairs. This community of over 6,000 residents replaced approximately 400 service lines, resulting in a major reduction of water main leaks and sources of lead throughout the town.

Georgetown is currently assessing service lines still in need of replacement and will seek funding to replace those pipes.

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