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TEWKSBURY COLLECTION SYSTEM EXPANSION DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN 80 MILLION PROGRAM

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Abstract:

One of the most difficult challenges faced by municipal officials and public work professionals is the need to gain widespread public support for financing of large infrastructure projects. In October 2002, residents of the Town of Tewksbury approved funding for an 80 million sewer expansion program that, over an eight year period, will provide sewer service to all Tewksbury residents. This positive vote was the culmination of several years work in developing an implementation plan that addresses community concerns, and an intensive public outreach and education program that built grassroots support for this major infrastructure program. The inclusive approach used to gain public support and approval for the Tewksbury program provides a model for other communities that are also seeking public approval for funding of new infrastructure and/or rehabilitation of existing infrastructure.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.2175/193864705784291123

Publication date: 2005-01-01

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