Bushnell Sumterville Water Plant to Receive $400,000 in Upgrades

Oct. 23, 2014

~Upgrades will allow for greater pressure to keep distribution system operable~

A $400,000 grant from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection allows the city of Bushnell to expand the capacity of the Bushnell Sumterville water treatment plant in Sumter County.

The project will increase the water pressure at the plant, which provides potable water for commercial customers along Highway 301 and Highway 470. The plant also serves as a source for fire flow lines for the county.

“It is vital that infrastructure, such as the Bushnell Sumterville water plant, keeps up with the growing needs of the surrounding community,” said DEP Secretary Herschel T. Vinyard Jr. “It is critically important to ensure our fire departments have adequate water pressure, along with making certain the citizens of Bushnell continue to have a safe, clean water supply.”

“The Bushnell Sumterville water plant upgrades will ensure that we have the capacity to operate the distribution system successfully,” said Senator Wilton Simpson. “This is a great investment for the community, and I am pleased that we were able to include it in this year’s budget.”

The project is scheduled to be complete in December 2015.

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