07.07.20

SCHUMER, GILLIBRAND ANNOUNCE $424,000 IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT FUNDING FOR THE TOWN OF SPRINGWATER TO IMPROVE WATER AND WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM

Funding Will Provide Much-Needed Upgrade For Outdated Sewer System That Serves 238 Water Users 

Springwater Will Receive $424K To Upgrade Existing Sewer System And Meet Health And Sanitary Standards 

Senators: USDA Funding Will Keep Town Of Springwater Flowing

U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $424,000 in federal rural development funding allocated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development as part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program. The funding will be used to update the existing sewer system to meet applicable health and sanitary standards.

“Modernized water-sewer systems are critical for both public health and a vibrant local economy, and this federal funding will allow the Town of Springwater to make critical improvements to its sewer system,” said Senator Schumer. “I am proud to announce this federal investment and will continue fighting to ensure rural communities across Upstate New York have the resources they need to build, protect and maintain their infrastructure.”

“With this funding, the Town of Springwater will have the resources needed to make necessary upgrades to its water and sewer systems. Clean water and reliable sewer systems are essential for attracting new jobs and promoting economic development in our Upstate New York communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I will continue fighting for the resources needed to enhance public health and provide New Yorkers with access to clean drinking water and wastewater systems they can trust.”

Currently, 238 water users depend on the existing sewer system. This funding will allow the town to make critical sanitation updates for the residential area.

The senators explained that in addition to the funding announced today, USDA Rural Development has already allocated $167,000 for the project. The Town of Springwater is expected to contribute $6,815 towards the upgrade, a CDBG Grant is expected to cover $1,000,000 in costs, New York State is expected to contribute $2,071,237 through its DEC WQIP Grant, and other funding from a variety of sources, including a Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) grant, an Engineering Planning Grant (EPG), and local funding share are expected to cover $174,948. In total, the projected is expected to cost $4,200,000.

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