Fairfield Secures Grant to Mitigate Flooding
The Town of Fairfield is one of sixteen communities in the State to receive a Small Town Economic Assistance Program (STEAP) grant, according to an announcement from the Governor’s Office this past week. The State will provide $300,000 in funding toward the cost of drainage and pedestrian improvements to Sherman Green in downtown Fairfield to mitigate flooding, to improve pedestrian safety and to upgrade the appearance of this public green space. The project will involve construction of an underground storm water detention and infiltration system on Sherman Green to help alleviate localized flooding, particularly during peak rain events. The Town also plans to install additional catch basins, manholes and drainage pipe in the area and to upgrade pedestrian walkways as part of the project. The project was one of several grant applications that the Office of Community & Economic Development had submitted earlier this year on behalf of the Town, but the only one that has received funding to date.