Water infrastructure projects awarded $78 million

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New York Construction Report staff writer

The Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved $78 million water infrastructure improvement projects in the Capital Region, Finger Lakes, New York City, North Country, Southern Tier and Western New York regions.

Clean Water Projects:

Albany Municipal Water Finance Authority (Capital Region) – $2.1 million short-term interest-free financing and $4,254,500 grant from BIL general supplemental funds, as well as a $3,625,000 WIIA grant for the planning, design, and construction of combined sewer overflow abatement projects constructed in the Cities of Troy, Albany and Cohoes in support of the Albany Pool Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan.

Village of Endicott in Broome County (Southern Tier) – $75,295 WIIA grant for the construction of collection system improvements.

Drinking Water Projects:

New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority – $50 million short-term market-rate financing for the construction of a second water conveyance tunnel from the Kensico Reservoir to the Catskill/Delaware Ultraviolet Disinfection Facility in Eastview.

Village of Portville in Cattaraugus County (Western NY) – $1.6 million short-term interest-free financing and $785,971 grant from BIL general supplemental funds, as well as a $3,000,000 WIIA grant for improvements to well sources and treatment buildings; chlorine treatment and fluoridation treatment system processes and the north storage tank; replacement of the south storage tank reservoir, aged and undersized watermains, valves and hydrants; and installation of telemetry and new water meters.

City of Rochester in Monroe County (Finger Lakes) – $3 million WIIA grant for the replacement of approximately 1,100 lead, lead-lined and galvanized water services.

An $847 million bond sale was also approved to refinance wastewater and drinking water projects and $10 million in long-term interest-free financing for three existing projects in the Village of Lake Placid in Essex County (North Country), the Village of Sherman in Chautauqua County (Western NY) and the Town of Woodhall in Steuben County (Southern Tier).

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