The Port of Quincy was recently awarded $155,000 in the 2021-2023 Washington State Capitol Budget for Design Phases 1 and 2 of the Water Main Infrastructure Extension Project near George, Wash.

The funding comes as a result of strong efforts during the 2021 legislative sessions from local legislators such as Representative Alex Ybarra, Representative Tom Dent and Senator Judy Warnick.

The water main project would provide an extension of the existing George water main to meet the needs of future developments in the area.

Design Phases 1 and 2 must be completed before the construction can begin. The existing water main is located along State Route 281. The proposed extension would provide water to future developments north of Interstate 90 and west of State Route 281 near George.

The Port of Quincy believes the project would help accelerate economic development and job growth in the George area and in the Quincy Port District, according to a news release from the port.

Given its central location in the state, the port is confident in future economic development of the area, and believes it is a good location for warehousing, distribution and food processing facilities.

Extension and expansion of the water main infrastructure will be critical components to accommodating future economic growth, stated the release.

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