$60M in funding announced to upgrade local water, wastewater systems in NY

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York is receiving $60 million in funding to upgrade local water and wastewater systems in the state.

According to the governor’s office, the funding will provide much-needed assistance for 12 drinking water projects and five wastewater projects in Upstate New York.

“This funding will provide critical infrastructure support to towns, villages, and cities across New York, as well as lay the foundation for future growth,” Governor Cuomo said. “By making strong investments in clean water infrastructure in these communities, we will help to secure a more sustainable, more prosperous and healthier New York for all.”

Capital District

  • Albany Municipal Water Finance Authority (Albany County) – $6.3 million ($837,500 NYS Water Grant, $450,000 Greene Innovation Grant, $4 million zero-interest loan, and $1 million from other sources to finance costs associated with the planning, design and construction of the Beaver Creek Sewershed Overflow Abatement & Flood Mitigation project
  • Town of Cairo (Greene County) – $3.5 million ($2.1 million NYS Water Grant, and a $1.4 million zero-interest loan) to develop additional source water capacity, treatment improvements at the existing Park Well, improvements to the existing finished water storage tank, distribution system upgrades, and installation of new water meters and meter reading equipment
  • Village of Chatham (Columbia County) – $808,217 ($484,930 NYS Water Grant, and a $323,287 low-interest loan) to replace the Village’s existing open finished water reservoir with a new 400,000 gallon closed finished water storage tank and to replace the water main that services the existing reservoir

Central New York

  • Village of East Syracuse (Onondaga County) – $1.5 million ($370,835 NYS Water Grant, and a $1.1 million zero-interest loan) to finance costs associated with the planning, design and construction of phase 2 of the Village of East Syracuse Infiltration/Inflow Correction and Sanitary Sewer Overflow Mitigation Project
  • Town of Constantia (Oswego County) – $4.8 million ($2.8 million NYS Water Grant, $1.9 million zero-interest loan, and $50,000 from other sources) to install new distribution mains and consolidate the existing system

Finger Lakes

  • Village of Elba (Genesee County) – $3.5 million ($2.1 million NYS Water Grant, and $1.4 million in other funds) to connect to the Genesee County Water Supply, install a new pressure reducing valve, decommission the Chapel Street Well, and rehabilitate the Village’s finished water storage tank. The project will also include the replacement of approximately 21,000 feet of aged water main with new water mains and appurtenances.

Mid-Hudson

  • Village of Cold Spring (Putnam County) – $875,000 ($437,500 zero-interest loan, and a $437,500 low-interest loan) to finance costs associated with the planning, design and construction to rehabilitate and upgrade the Village of Cold Spring’s sewage collection system in the Fair & Market Street area of the Village

Mohawk Valley

  • Village of Cobleskill (Schoharie County) – $5 million ($2.9 million NYS Water Grant, $433,400 zero-interest loan, $866,800 low-interest loan, and $800,000 from other sources) to install a new storage tank and expanded clear well capacity, water main replacements, and upgrades to the booster station and plant controls
  • City of Gloversville (Fulton County) – $3 million NYS Water Grant to provide for the demolition of the existing water tank and construction of a new water storage tank, installation of a new water main, a system communication upgrade and the installation of a supervisory control and data acquisition system

North Country

  • Town of Crown Point (Essex County) – $2.8 million ($1.7 million NYS Water Grant, and a $1.1 million zero-interest loan) to install a new well and replace existing distribution mains which have reached the end of their useful life
  • Village of Tupper Lake (Franklin County) – $6.2 million ($1 million NYS Water Grant, a $2 million Drinking Water Grant, and a $3.2 million zero-interest loan) to install new groundwater sources and make improvements to the existing distribution system including the installation of water meters
  • Village of Adams (Jefferson County) – $4 million ($2.4 million NYS Water Grant, and a $1.6 million low-interest loan) to install new wells, replace existing distribution mains that have reached the end of their useful life and rehabilitate two existing storage tanks
  • Town of Hounsfield (Jefferson County) – a $91,663 NYS Water Grant to install a tank mixing system

Southern Tier

  • Village of Sidney (Delaware County) – $9.4 million ($3 million NYS Water Grant, a $5.9 million zero-interest loan, and $554,500 from other sources) to improve source water quality by developing new wells, and/or providing the existing two wells with a treatment system. Additionally, water mains with poor pressure and frequent breaks will be replaced and meters will be installed on all remaining unmetered services.

Western New York

  • Village of Middleport: (Niagara County) – $2.9 million ($725,000 NYS Water Grant, and a $2.2. million zero-interest loan) to finance costs associated with the planning, design and construction of the Village’s Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvement project

The governor’s office says New York State leads the nation with the largest annual investment in water-quality infrastructure of any state.

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