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Schumer Announces Federal Dollars Coming To Village Of Deposit

Funds Will Be Used to Continue the Wastewater Improvement Project Affected by Last Year's Flooding

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a grant of $300,000 has been awarded to the Village of Deposit in Delaware County. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Water and Waste Disposal Grant. Federal funds will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade the present wastewater treatment facility.

"This is great news for the Village of Deposit," Schumer said. "The water system is critical to the livelihood of the community and the health of local residents. Clean drinking water and an efficient sewage system are basic needs and this funding will help the community meet those needs, improving the quality of life for everyone in the area."

The Village of Deposit will use federal dollars to cover the costs of its wastewater improvement project. The project had substantial flooding in 2006 which caused additional hardship.

The USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Grant program provides funds to reduce water and waste disposal costs to a reasonable level for rural users. The grant program also sends funds to help develop water and waste disposal systems in rural areas and towns. Grants can be used to construct, repair, modify, expand, and improve water supply and distribution systems; acquire needed land and water sources; and pay for legal and engineering fees when necessary to build facilities.