4 million for two local water systems

GOVERNOR CUOMO ANNOUNCES NEARLY $60 MILLION TO UPGRADE LOCAL DRINKING WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS ACROSS NEW YORK STATEGrants and Low-Cost Financing Will Enhance Water Quality in 16 Upstate CommunitiesComplements Governor Cuomo's Proposal to Invest $2 Billion through the Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved nearly $60 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost loans to support vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across New York State. This funding will provide much-needed assistance for 12 drinking water projects and five wastewater projects in Upstate New York, including over $25 million in grants that were awarded last summer in the second round of funding made available through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.The approved projects at the March 9 meeting include:Capital District

  • 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


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