NYSEFC approves $44 million for drinking and wastewater projects across the state

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The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYSEFC) has approved more than $44 million for drinking water and wastewater projects across New York State. The funding includes grants, interest-free financings, and low-cost financings, approved by the EFC Board of Directors.

“One of the most important things to keeping a community strong and resilient is access to clean water,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in an Oct. 14 statement. “By ensuring our local partners have the resources they need to invest in critical water projects, we can bolster the public health in our state, and lay the foundation for growth and economic development.

“This funding will help local governments make critical upgrades to key infrastructure, like wastewater collection systems, drinking water mains and water storage tanks, helping to protect water quality for New Yorkers for generations to come.”

The board’s approval includes financing through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) and grants pursuant to the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.

The project financings approved at the Oct. 14 meeting include:

Drinking water projects:

  • City of Jamestown in Chautauqua County – $3,000,000 WIIA grant for water main replacement.
  • Village of Canisteo in Steuben County – $3,000,000 WIIA grant and $1,776,800 in short-term, market-rate financing for storage and distribution system upgrades.
  • Village of Walton in Delaware County – $1,200,000 WIIA grant and $800,000 in short-term, market-rate financing for storage and distribution system upgrades.
  • City of Kingston in Ulster County – $900,000 WIIA grant and $600,000 in short-term, market-rate financing to upgrade transmission and distribution systems.
  • Massapequa Water District in Nassau County – $4,000,400 Intermunicipal Grant to upgrade a distribution system.

Clean water projects:

  • City of Lockport in Niagara County – $531,250 WIIA grant, $2,268,750 short-term interest-free financing, and $1,000,000 short-term market-rate financing for wastewater treatment plant improvements.
  • Village of Addison in Steuben County – $2,914,513 in long-term, interest-free financing for wastewater system improvements.
  • City of Binghamton in Broome County – $2,740,000 in long-term, interest-free financing for wastewater treatment plant restoration and rehabilitation with the Village of Johnson City.
  • ­Village of Johnson City in Broome County – $2,260,000 in long-term, interest-free financing for wastewater treatment plant restoration and rehabilitation with the City of Binghamton.
  • Village of Boonville in Oneida County – $5,122,500 in short-term, interest-free financing and a $2,457,500 grant from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund for wastewater treatment plant improvements.
  • Town of Ticonderoga in Essex County – $9,275,936 in long-term, interest-free financing for treatment plant improvements, sanitary sewer separation and stream daylighting.
  • Town of New Windsor in Orange County – $392,188 WIIA grant for sewer rehabilitation.

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