Cuomo Announces $25 Million In Grants For Local Water Projects
Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing more than $25 million in grants to support 14 municipal water infrastructure projects in the Mohawk Valley.
Cuomo says the funding represents $72.5 million in taxpayer savings and supports the creation of more than 3,300 jobs.
"Investing in our state's water infrastructure is critical to regional growth and prosperity and maintaining safe, healthy communities," Cuomo said. "By improving our water infrastructure, we are protecting our natural resources, laying the groundwork for future prosperity and helping to create a stronger, healthier, New York for all."
The grants are funded through the state's Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and Intermunicipal Grant programs.
Among the grants announced today were $5 million for Oneida County and $3.9 million for the City of Rome for sewage treatment projects.
“It is very important that our communities have the best technology available for sewage treatment facilities, and to provide clean drinking water for the public. This funding through the New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act I supported in the State Assembly provides needed improvements for municipal drinking water and sewage treatment infrastructure--a vital part of protecting public health and safety in our state,” said Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi.