$185 million announced for water infrastructure improvement projects

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New York Construction Report staff writer

The Environmental Facilities Corporation has approved more than $185 million for water infrastructure improvement projects across New York State, authorizing municipal access to over $94.7 million in low-cost short-term financing to get shovels in the ground for critical water and sewer infrastructure projects.

“New York is committed to providing reliable access to clean and safe water,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “This historic investment is a key step towards bolstering our environmental resiliency, public health, and economic development in communities across the state.

The funding includes over $44 million from the federal Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). New York City was approved for a $42 million long-term interest-free BIL financing for the North River cogeneration and electrification project that’s underway.

Clean water projects

  • Village of Carthage, Jefferson County– $231,750 short-term, interest-free financing and $561,375 WIIA grant for the planning, design and construction of collection system improvements.
  • Town of Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County– $1,573,000 short-term, interest-free financing for the planning, design and construction of sanitary sewer and wastewater treatment improvements at the town’s water pollution control facility.
  • Village of Depew, Erie County– $202,500 short-term, interest-free financing, $877,500 short-term market-rate financing and $458,750 WIIA grant for the planning, design and construction of sanitary sewer improvements to reduce inflow and infiltration in the village’s collection system.
  • City of Peekskill, Westchester County– $750,000 WIIA grant for the planning, design and construction of sanitary sewer main improvements at Lower South Street, including installation of a new pump station and force main to reduce inflow and infiltration to Westchester County’s Peekskill Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Drinking water projects

  • Carle Place Water District, Nassau County – $5 million WIIA grant for the installation of an advanced oxidation process treatment system and a granular activated carbon treatment system at Well No. 5 for the removal of 1,4-dioxane.
  • Garden City Park Water District, Nassau County– $4.3 million WIIA grant for the installation of an advanced oxidation process treatment system for the removal of 1,4-dioxane and a granular activated carbon system for the removal of PFOA and PFOS.
  • Genesee County– $1.2 million IMG for improvements to the county water supply to allow for an additional 2.4 million gallons per day through the Monroe County Water Authority water supply.
  • Hampton Bays Water District, Suffolk County– $2.7 million WIIA grant for the installation of two 12″ water transmission mains across the Shinnecock Canal and the Shinnecock Bay.
  • Hicksville Water District, Nassau County– $3 million WIIA grant and $2,000,000 BIL-Emerging Contaminants (EC) grant for the installation of advanced oxidation process and granular activated carbon treatment system at Plant No. 6 wells 6-1R and 6-2 for the removal of 1,4-dioxane, PFOA and PFOS.
  • Plainview Water District, Nassau County– $13.8 million WIIA grant for the installation of an advanced oxidation process treatment system and a granular activated carbon treatment system at Plant No. 5, Well Nos. 5-1, 5-2, 5-3 and 5-4 for the removal of 1,4-dioxane, PFOA and PFOS.
  • Saratoga County Water Authority, Saratoga County– $10 million short-term market-rate financing for the construction of an additional 5-million-gallon water storage tank adjacent to the existing 5-million-gallon water tank at the Cordero Drive Tank site.
  • South Farmingdale Water District, Nassau County– $3 million WIIA grant for the installation of an advanced oxidation process treatment system and a granular activated carbon treatment system at the Plant No. 6 facility for the removal of 1,4-dioxane from Well No. 6-2
  • South Huntington Water District, Suffolk County– $3.4 million WIIA grant for the installation of an advanced oxidation process treatment system for 1,4-dioxane removal and the installation of Filtrasorb F-300AR carbon for PFAS removal in existing granular activated carbon vessels.
  • City of Troy, Rensselaer County– $35.7 million short-term market-rate financing and $3 million WIIA grant for the replacement of existing transmission mains with new mains from Church Street to the Melrose Pretreatment Facility (approximately 5,500 linear feet each), as well as the reinforced concrete pipe from the Melrose Pretreatment Facility to the Rock Tunnel at Gate House 2 (approximately 2,500 linear feet).
  • Village of Wurtsboro, Sullivan County– $1 million WIIA grant for the construction of approximately 1,100 linear feet of 8-inch ductile iron pipe water main on Sullivan Street to Kingston Avenue, replacement of 8 water service connections and the replacement of the 300,000 gallon above-ground water storage tank in the village.

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