08.02.06

Schumer: Federal Dollars Coming To Town Of Chateaugay

Funds will be Used to Replace Water System Infrastructure and Construct New Sewage Treatment Plant

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that the Town of Chateaugay was awarded a $79,100 grant and a $35,000 loan to assist in replacing the water system infrastructure and a $371,200 grant and a $50,000 loan to assist in constructing a new sewage treatment plan. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant.

"This is great news for the Town of Chateaugay," Schumer said. "The water system is critical to the livelihood of the community and the health of local residents. This funding for the water system will improve the quality of life in the area."

The rural development funds will be used to replace the water system infrastructure with new mains, water services, and fire hydrants, as residents currently use private wells. In addition, the funds will be used to construct a new sewage treatment plant for Sewer District 1. Residents currently rely on individual septic systems. Leveraging funds of $153,800 will come from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

The USDA Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program works to reduce water and waste disposal costs to a reasonable level for rural users. The Loan and Grant program also sends funds to help develop waste and waste disposal systems in rural areas and towns. Loans and 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.



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