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Schumer: Over $221,000 Coming To Village Of Margaretville

Funds will be Used to Locate Additional Well Supply

US Senator Charles E. Schumer today announced that a $221,000 grant was awarded to the Village of Margaretville to assist in locating additional well supply. The funds are being awarded through the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development program as a Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant (ECWAG).

"This is great news for the Village of Margaretville," 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 locate another well supply for the Village which currently has two well sources, but has health issues with their Fair Street Will site when flooding occurs.

The USDA Rural Development Emergency Community Water Assistance Grant program works to assist rural communities that have has a significant decline in quantity or quality of drinking water. Grants can be made in rural areas and cities or towns with a population not in excess of 10,000 and a median household income of 100 percent of the States nonmetropolitan median household income. Grants maybe made for 100 percent of project costs. 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.