The City of Utica will get a $1 million state grant and over $3.1 million in state loans toward a project to prevent Oneida County Sewage Treatment Plant overflows from going into the Mohawk River.

Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi says the announcement by the state will significantly help the city meet Clean Water Act guidelines, and will lead to cleaner waterways in the Mohawk Valley.

Brindisi says Utica and many other cities are struggling under significant mandates to clean up their aging water and sewer systems, and he's pleased Governor Cuomo is providing this assistance.

Cuomo has announced $75 million in grants to support 45 drinking water and wastewater infrastructure improvement projects throughout New York State.