- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BELCHERTOWN, Mass. (AP) - The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority will spend $3.2 million on a 14-month project to upgrade electrical and security equipment at Quabbin Reservoir in central Massachusetts.

The Telegram & Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1KBc315 ) the project will replace existing power lines and enhance communications and security measures at Winsor Dam, Quabbin Tower and the Shaft 12 intake works.

William Pula, regional director of the Quabbin and Ware River watersheds, says he’s wanted to replace the power lines that run from the hydropower station at Winsor Dam to Quabbin Tower since he took the job in 1992.

The MWRA received a $452,097 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the new power lines.

Security upgrades include the installation of 19 cameras, which will be monitored from state police’s Belchertown barracks.

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Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), https://www.telegram.com

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