Local water infrastructure projects share $120 million

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New York Construction Report staff writer

The Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has approved over $120 million for water infrastructure projects across the state, including treatment processes to remove emerging contaminants from drinking water.

“Improving our water infrastructure is essential for building safe and healthy communities throughout New York,” said Governor Kathy Hochul. “This financial assistance makes all the difference in being able to provide safe drinking water to New Yorkers, protect our natural resources and ensure the projects are successful and affordable.”

The Village of Coxsackie in Greene County, Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority, Franklin Square Water District in Nassau County, and Village of Gowanda in Cattaraugus County will receive funds.

“Investments in water infrastructure are essential to economic development in communities across the state and the more than $120 million announced today will provide local municipalities access to the tools they need to plan, construct, and implement essential improvements to clean water and drinking water infrastructure,” said New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Interim Commissioner Sean Mahar.

Clean Water Projects:

Village of Coxsackie, Greene County

  • $1.6 million short-term interest-free financing and a $3 million grant from BIL, along with $1.5 million WIIA grant for planning, design, and construction of sanitary sewer collection and stormwater system improvements to reduce sanitary sewer overflows during storm events.

Village of Gowanda, Cattaraugus County

  • $2.2 million short-term interest-free financing and a $2.8 million grant from BIL, as well as a $1.4 million WIIA grant for the planning, design, and construction of wastewater treatment plant improvements.

Village of Pulaski, Oswego County

  • $4.4 million short-term interest-free financing and a $1.5 million WIIA grant for planning, design, and construction of upgrades to the wastewater treatment plant and collection system.

Town of Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County

  • $1.6 million BIL grant for the planning, design, and construction of the Yorkshire Corners Sewer District.

Drinking Water Projects:

Albertson Water District, Nassau County

  • $4.4 million WIIA grant for the installation of a Granular Activated Carbon (GAC) treatment system to remove PFOA and PFOS.

Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority

  • $8.8 million short-term market-rate financing, a $4.6 million WIIA grant, and a $449,914 BIL grant for the installation of a new interconnection between the Greenfields Water District and the Hyde Park system to serve as an alternate water source due to the presence of PFOA, PFOS, and other contamination in the existing four wells in the Greenfield Water District.

Franklin Square Water District, Nassau County

  • $3 million WIIA grant and a $605,000 BIL grant for the installation of a GAC treatment system at Plant No. 1 and Well Nos. 1 and 2 for the removal of PFOS.

Village of Garden City, Nassau County

  • $5.1 million WIIA grant for installation of new equipment at the village’s Golf Club Plant for the treatment of emerging contaminants detected in Well Nos. 13 and 14.

Village of Greenwood Lake, Orange County

  • $2 million short-term market-rate financing and a $3 million WIIA grant for the redevelopment of existing wells, development of a new spring source, and rehabilitation of the existing water treatment plant.

Village of Ilion, Herkimer County

  • $3 million WIIA grant for Phase II of priority distribution improvements, including upgrade and replacement of watermain, valves, hydrants, and appurtenances.

Village of Mount Kisco, Westchester County

  • $3 million WIIA grant for upgrades to the water treatment plant, replacement of water main, and rehabilitation and improvements to four wells.

Town of Orwell, Oswego County

  • $88,640 short-term interest-free financing, a $1.8 million WIIA grant, and a $355,850 DWSRF grant for the installation of approximately two miles of new transmission main and a new pump station on County Route 2 to connect the Scholler Well Field in the Town of Richland to the existing Town of Orwell water system.

City of Yonkers in Westchester County

  • $3 million WIIA grant for the installation of approximately 2,600 linear feet of water main at Nepperhan Avenue.

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