A new $2.6 million heating system will be installed at Fruit Street School in Bangor, Maine.
The Bangor City Council has approved borrowing $2.6 million in borrowing to pay for the new system at the elementary school. Because the council has deemed the project as an emergency, the spending will not require approval by voters.
The decision to replace the outdated heating system comes after a 2019 study found deficiencies in school facilities throughout the city, including the heating system at Fruit Street School. The school was built in 1954, and its steam heating system was expected to last 40 to 50 years.
The study found the system’s piping showed signs of corrosion and leaking.
Construction to replace the entire system is expected to begin next summer.