$11.5 million for water and wastewater systems across New York
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. ■