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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $3,040,000 in federal funding for the Town of Leesburg to install new power generator systems for the town’s potable water pumping station and pollution control center. This funding will help ensure reliable access to water and continued wastewater and pollution management services during emergencies, including natural disasters and widespread power outages. The funding was awarded through the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which provides financial support to communities across the nation facing natural disasters and crises.

“Access to safe, reliable water and dependable wastewater management is a necessity,” said the senators. “We’re glad this funding will help ensure the people of Leesburg can maintain access to clean water during emergencies.”

The Town of Leesburg is receiving two grants from FEMA:

  • $2,850,000 to fund the installation of two new emergency backup power generator systems—one for the City’s Potable Water Pumping Station and another for its Environmental Pollution Control facility.
  • $190,000 to cover personnel and administrative costs related to the installation of the two generators.