Governor Andrew Cuomo is announcing a $3 million investment in Herkimer County that will ensure clean drinking water for five communities in the Mohawk Valley.

The funding from the Municipal Restructuring Fund will deliver clean water infrastructure projects impacting the Villages of Ilion, Frankfort and Herkimer and the Towns of Herkimer and Schuyler.

"Delivering clean drinking water for all New Yorkers has been the number one priority and we are working tirelessly to make sure Herkimer County has the resources to provide this human right for their residents," Cuomo said. "This $3 million investment through the Municipal Restructuring Fund will support new water infrastructure to offer a long-term solution that will benefit Herkimer County for years to come."

The Herkimer County Industrial Development Agency has been awarded over $1 million for small-scale implementation. The balance will come after the completion of the design and engineering studies.

The IDA is working with the Mohawk Valley Water Authority to extend a new clean water transmission line in Herkimer County to provide an additional source of drinking water to the five communities.

Cuomo says the project will lead to $25 million in taxpayer savings through shared services.

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