FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 27, 2012
SCHUMER ANNOUNCES VILLAGE OF FORT PLAIN TO RECEIVE OVER $1 MILLION FEDERAL FUNDING – INVESTMENT WILL UPGRADE VILLAGE WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM
Funding Will Improve Water Treatment System, Reduce Flow to Current Wastewater Plant
Schumer: This Investment Will Improve Quality of Life, Spur Economic Development in Fort Plain
Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Village of Fort Plain has received a Water and Waste Disposal Loan of $1,092,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development program. The Village of Fort Plain, in Montgomery County, will use this funding to upgrade sewer mains and manholes.
"Efficiently supporting our rural communities with funding for clean water and sewer repairs is pivotal for our community and our economy,” said Schumer. “Funding water-quality projects in Fort Plain will boost public health and bring infrastructure jobs to the region, which will spur local economic development.”
Rural Development funds will be used to line a part of the Village of Fort Plain’s old clay sanitary sewer mains and to replace several leaky brick manholes. This will ultimately reduce the flows to the existing wastewater treatment plant, which is currently under an order of consent from the New York State Department of Environmental conservation.
USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of necessary community and technology infrastructure.