Dying to water the grass? That was the talk at the Select Board’s meeting Monday as David Manugian, the Department of Public Works Director, presented updates on a proposed irrigation system at Shawsheen Cemetery.
Portions of the cemetery grass have withered in recent years, and officials think irrigation is the long-term solution.
After meeting with a contractor this past fall, Manugian said that the approximate costs for irrigation remain around $1 million. DPW aims to establish a design team, including an architect, in 2021 and design the improvements for the following two years. This plan projects a tentative first phase of construction to take place between 2024 and 2026.