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$11.5 million for water and wastewater systems across New York

Staff Writer |
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved more than $11.5 million in grants, interest-free loans, and low-cost loans to support vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across New York.

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This funding will provide assistance for drinking water and wastewater projects in Upstate communities. This Board approval includes nearly $3.4 million in grants awarded under the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.

To date, $225 million in Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grants have leveraged over $1 billion in total project costs for over 120 projects in New York State. These grants resulted in over $629 million in taxpayer savings.

Additionally, as part of the $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017, $255 million in funding for vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades is currently available.

$225 million is available through WIIA and $30 million is available under the new Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program.

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