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$11.5 million for water and wastewater systems across New York

Staff Writer | June 2, 2017
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.
Water Infrastructure
Empire State   Water Infrastructure Improvement Act
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.