By Hector Molina
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - The Baker-Polito Administration is awarding a grant to the Connecticut River Clean-up Committee.
The $1.5 million grant will be supporting efforts to improve the water quality in the river.
The grant will provide assistance to the cities of Springfield, Holyoke, and Chicopee as they implement plans to reduce sewer overflows and wastewater discharges.
In a news release, Governor Charlie Baker said the funds announced on Wednesday will support the ongoing efforts to keep contaminants out of the river and improve the quality of life for residents.
As part of the Commonwealth's Capital investment plan, $3 million has been awarded to the CT River Clean-up Committee efforts to date.
Wednesday’s award brings that total to $4.5 million.