Boston, MA -- The City of Saco, Maine hosted a Project Impact Recognition Dinner for its partners from the business, private and public sector. The purpose of the dinner was to recognize the many contributions of the Project Impact Partners, whom have made the program such a success in Saco. The City of Saco currently has 73 public, private businesses and non-profit partners. Saco has completed all of the projects identified in the grant application including four of the five phases of the Sawyer Brook - Spring Street Storm Drain (this is a large-scale project designed to reduce or eliminate the periodic flooding of the downtown business district).
Saco is a very proactive community and has taken additional steps to become a more disaster resistant community. Listed below are some other mitigation projects that Saco has undertaken:
Construction of the Riverside Street Drainage Improvements in the camp Ellis section of Saco. Installation of a catch basin and storm drainpipe in the low area will help mitigate flooding by draining the floodwaters.
Model Home construction and Education: Through the City of Saco Code Enforcement division, model home sections have been constructed. The home sections are used to display various construction techniques to mitigate damage from earthquakes, winds and flooding. The home sections are transported by covered trailer to various locations in Saco and southern Maine to support seminars on disaster resistant building techniques.