November 16, 2018
Albany, NY

Governor Cuomo Awards More Than $49 Million in Grants for Water Infrastructure Improvements in the Mid-Hudson Valley

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Grants Leverage $156 Million in Water Quality Investments, Providing $105 Million in Savings for Taxpayers 

Investment Will Support the Creation of Over 2,500 Jobs

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Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $49.1 million in grants to support 38 critical municipal water infrastructure projects in the Mid-Hudson Valley. This funding represents $104.5 million in taxpayer savings and supports the creation of more than 2,500 jobs. These grants are funded through the state's highly successful Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and Intermunicipal Grant programs.


"Investing in our state's water infrastructure is critical to regional growth and prosperity and maintaining safe, healthy communities," Governor Cuomo said. "By improving our water infrastructure, we are protecting our natural resources, laying the groundwork for future prosperity and helping to create a stronger, healthier, New York for all."

 

"It's critical that we ensure our drinking water is free of contaminants and safe for all New Yorkers," said Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. "This investment in grants for infrastructure improvements in the Mid-Hudson Valley will address needs to enhance and protect water quality, and also help to create more than 1,000 jobs in the area. We want to make sure that communities have the resources they need to make upgrades to their water treatment systems and ensure the health and safety of residents."


The Governor's Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017 dedicated $2.5 billion for water quality protection across New York. Today's announcement is part of a statewide total of $270 million in grants being awarded to communities, including over $19 million to support projects that address cyanotoxins associated with harmful algal blooms (HABS), and previously announced grants totaling $15 million for projects addressing emerging contaminants such as PFOA, PFOS, and 1,4 dioxane.

 

To date, $750 million in Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and Intermunicipal Grant funding supports nearly $2.65 billion in total project costs for vital drinking and wastewater infrastructure projects statewide. Combined with zero- or low-interest financings through the State Environmental Facilities Corporation, New York taxpayers will save nearly $1.8 billion. Furthermore, these projects are expected to support more than 47,000 jobs in the construction, supplier and service sectors.

 

The Mid-Hudson Region municipalities receiving grants are:

 

WIIA/IMG Grant

Awardee

County

Estimated Project Cost

Estimated Grant Award

Clean Water

Bethel, Town of

Sullivan

$3,430,000

$857,500

Clean Water

Bronxville, Village of

Westchester

$1,777,726

$444,432

Clean Water

Clarkstown, Town of

Rockland

$2,935,895

$733,974

Clean Water

Cornwall, Town of

Orange

$6,475,000

$1,618,750

Clean Water

Cortlandt, Town of

Westchester

$3,179,000

$794,750

Drinking Water

Delaware, Town of

Sullivan

$4,202,672

$543,060

Drinking Water

Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority

Dutchess

$3,389,509

$2,033,705

Drinking Water

Esopus, Town of

Ulster

$3,729,000

$2,237,400

Clean Water

Goshen, Town of

Orange

$120,000

$30,000

+Drinking Water

Greenburgh, Town of

Westchester

$12,119,500

$4,847,800

Clean Water

Highland Falls, Village of

Orange

$1,766,250

$441,563

Clean Water

Kingston, City of

Ulster

$7,900,000

$1,975,000

Clean Water

Liberty, Village of

Sullivan

$6,457,089

$1,614,272

Drinking Water

Middletown, City of

Orange

$4,942,400

$2,965,440

Drinking Water

Millbrook, Village of

Dutchess

$1,900,000

$1,140,000

Clean Water

New Castle, Town of

Westchester

$1,839,206

$459,802

Clean Water

New Windsor, Town of

Orange

$1,160,000

$290,000

Clean Water

Newburgh, Town of

Orange

$1,200,000

$300,000

Clean Water

Orangetown, Town of

Rockland

$775,000

$193,750

Clean Water

Port Chester, Village of

Westchester

$1,265,000

$316,250

Clean Water

Poughkeepsie, Town of

Dutchess

$458,573

$114,643

Drinking Water

Rhinebeck, Village of

Dutchess

$3,713,794

$2,228,276

Clean Water

Rockland County

Rockland

$13,500,000

$3,375,000

Clean Water

Rockland, Town of

Sullivan

$2,389,500

$597,375

Clean Water

Rye, City of

Westchester

$1,959,000

$489,750

Clean Water

Suffern, Village of

Rockland

$413,780

$103,445

Clean Water

Suffern, Village of

Rockland

$1,413,250

$353,313

Clean Water

Suffern, Village of

Rockland

$433,350

$108,338

Drinking Water

Tivoli, Village of

Dutchess

$4,733,280

$2,839,968

Clean Water

Tivoli, Village of

Dutchess

$3,676,600

$919,150

Clean Water

Tuxedo Park, Village of

Orange

$531,750

$132,938

Clean Water

Wallkill, Town of

Orange

$11,930,000

$2,982,500

Clean Water

Wallkill, Town of

Orange

$8,070,000

$2,017,500

+Clean Water

Wappinger, Town of

Dutchess

$6,211,548

$2,484,620

Clean Water

Warwick, Village of

Orange

$12,250,000

$3,062,500

Clean Water

Westchester County

Westchester

$9,324,868

$1,228,349

Drinking Water

Westchester Joint Water Works

Westchester

$3,300,000

$1,980,000

Clean Water

White Plains, City of

Westchester

$903,965

$225,991

 

 

TOTALS:

$155,776,505

$49,081,104

+IMG Project

 

A map with detailed project information is available here.

 

New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation President and CEO Sabrina Ty said, "Under Governor Cuomo, New York State is leading the nation in water infrastructure investment. The Environmental Facilities Corporation is proud to be able to provide significant funding to communities in need. We're helping to secure a critically important resource for both current and future New Yorkers."

 

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Basil Seggos said, "At Governor Cuomo's direction, New York continues to be an environmental leader in protecting our precious water resources. This funding will improve water quality, promote economic development, and provide much-needed water infrastructure improvements as we combat emerging water quality issues including harmful algal blooms and contaminants like PFOA, PFOS, and 1-4 dioxane."

 

New York State Health Commissioner Dr. Howard A. Zucker said, "At the direction of Governor Cuomo, New York State has committed unprecedented funding to implement the infrastructure upgrades and state-of-the-art filtration technology that safeguards clean and efficient drinking water for decades to come. Protecting our water resources is an essential part of maintaining the health and well-being of communities statewide."

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