$70 million awarded for water Infrastructure projects across New York State

New York Construction Report staff writer

Municipalities across the state will share $70 million for critical infrastructure projects, Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday, about $40 million to support a $352 million project for Oneida County in the Mohawk Valley to upgrade a water pollution control plant and pump stations.

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) approved short-term financings and previously announced grants approved by the EFC Board of Directors will provide capital to 11 local governments to help get shovels in the ground.

The application period is now open for the next round of funding. Up to $15 million is available in Round 12 for GIGP and $3 million for EPG. Applications must be submitted through the CFA website by July 29 at 4 p.m.

Green Innovation grants are awarded to projects that improve water quality and mitigate the effects of climate change through the implementation of green practices, including green stormwater infrastructure, energy efficiency, water efficiency and environmental innovation.

Engineering Planning Grants help eligible communities start the critical planning process so they can be better prepared to seek financing to help them complete their sewer infrastructure projects. Grants of up to $100,000 are available to develop an engineering report that identifies water quality problems and potential solutions.

“By investing in improving our state’s water infrastructure, we are laying the foundation for regional growth and prosperity while protecting our natural resources,” Governor Hochul said. “This funding helps ensure that cost will not be a barrier as communities across the state continue to modernize treatment systems with vital infrastructure upgrades – helping usher in a greener, healthier future for New York.”

Clean Water Project funding approved:

Oneida County – $40 million to plan, design and construct upgrades at the county’s water pollution control plant and the Sauquoit Creek and Barnes Avenue Pump Stations.

Town of Catskill in Greene County – $10.2 million to plan, design and construct a wastewater collection and conveyance system to serve the newly formed Leeds and Jefferson Heights Sewer District, and to install mechanical screening at the village-owned wastewater treatment plant.

Village of Depew in Erie County – $3 million for sanitary sewer improvements to reduce inflow and infiltration in the village’s collection system.

Town of Dryden in Tompkins County – $3 million for collection system improvements in the Hamlet of Varna.

Village of Gouverneur in St. Lawrence County – $1.1 million for Phase II of the Dorwin Street sewer project.

Town of Rockland in Sullivan County – $300,000 for a chlorine disinfection system at the Roscoe Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Village of Marcellus in Onondaga County – $4.3 million for upgrades at the wastewater treatment plant.

City of Middletown in Orange County – $2.6 million for pump replacement.

Drinking Water Project Funding Approved:

Village of Garden City in Nassau County – $3.7 million to install Advanced Oxidation Processes (AOP) and Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) equipment to treat emerging contaminants at the water treatment facility.

Town of Malone in Franklin County – $900,000 for emergency watermain replacement work along Route 11 in the West Side Water District.

Village of Dering Harbor in Suffolk County – $451,504 to construct a new 100,000-gallon storage tank and install back-up power supply.

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