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Schumer: Federal Dollars Coming To Town Of Gaines

Funds will be Used to Extend Public Water Supply

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $183,700 grant and a $115,000 loan was awarded to the Town of Gaines to assist in extending the public water supply. 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 Gaines," 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 extend the public water supply to Water District 6. Residents in this area have wells which produce limited quantities of supply and are contaminated and this project will help alleviate the problem.

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.