The Miller-Driscoll Building Committee approved the expenditure of up to $160,000 for a pump to augment the sprinkler system that will be installed as part of the school’s renovation. The money will come out of the contingency budget, which stands at more than $3 million.
Chris Burney, Wilton’s director of facilities and energy management, announced the need for the pump at the committee’s May 12 meeting. The sprinkler system was designed without a pump, but when the contractor submitted the pipe layout there were more pipe elbows needed than anticipated. That necessitated the addition of a pump to increase water pressure.