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$60 million for drinking water, wastewater systems across New York

Staff Writer |
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved nearly $60 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost loans.

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This is to support vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across New York State.

This funding will provide much-needed assistance for 12 drinking water projects and five wastewater projects in Upstate New York, including over $25 million in grants that were awarded last summer in the second round of funding made available through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.

"This funding will provide critical infrastructure support to towns, villages and cities across New York, as well as lay the foundation for future growth," Governor Cuomo said.

"By making strong investments in clean water infrastructure in these communities, we will help to secure a more sustainable, more prosperous and healthier New York for all."

Recognizing that municipalities simply cannot keep pace with their ever-expanding water infrastructure needs, the Executive Budget includes the $2 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.

This Act will build on the progress made through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2015, which made $225 million in grants available to New York State communities in the program’s first two rounds alone.

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