$37 million for drinking water and wastewater systems across New YorkStaff Writer | July 5, 2017
Nearly $37 million in grants and interest-free, low-cost loans have been approved by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors.
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The Board's approval includes more than $9 million in grants awarded under the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act.
To date, $225 million in WIIA grants have leveraged over $1 billion in total project costs for over 120 projects in New York State.
These grants combined with low or no-interest loans have resulted in over $629 million in taxpayer savings.
Additionally, this year under the $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017, $255 million in funding was made available for vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades available. ■