From the town website:
Posted on: November 14, 2018
The Town of Webster will receive $3,000,000 in grant money for improvements to the Sewer Treatment Plant
GOVERNOR CUOMO AWARDS NEARLY $35 MILLION IN GRANTS FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS IN THE FINGER LAKES:
The Town of Webster will receive $3,000,000 in grant money for improvements to the Sewer Treatment Plant!
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $34.6 million in grants to support 19 critical municipal water infrastructure projects in the Finger Lakes. This funding represents $76 million in taxpayer savings and supports the creation of 1,990 jobs. These grants are funded through the state’s highly successful Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and Inter-municipal 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 Western New York 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, 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 Inter-municipal 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 financing 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.