According to the Department of Public Works, the Eastern Avenue Pumping Station was allotted $22.67 million by Department of Water and Waste Water for renovations, including construction of a new generator building and improvements to the building's lights. The renovations began June 2007 and are still ongoing; the project is expected to reach completion within several months. According to Mari Ross, executive director of the museum, some were under the impression that it was the museum that was being renovated. "A very small part of the renovation of the building went to the museum," she says. "We have a new entrance that is handicap accessible, but the majority of the renovation was to do with the pumps and building of the the pumping station."