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Hudson Valley water supply systems to receive state funding

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An Aug. 5 announcement from the governor’s office provided promising improvements for areas in Greene and Orange counties, including New York State.

The approval by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation for more than $ 47 million will help fund critical infrastructure projects that protect or improve water quality statewide. There are 11 municipalities in New York State that will receive the grants, interest-free loans, and low-cost loans that have been approved, Middletown, Greenville and the village of Catskill are those in the Hudson Valley.

With August being National Water Quality Month, these funds will help deliver projects that impact drinking water infrastructure and drinking water initiatives in a cost-effective manner, and that will impact on quality of life and water protection for years to come, according to Joseph Rabito, President and CEO of Environmental Facilities Corporation.

In the press release from the governor’s office, funds that will have a direct impact on the Hudson Valley will address the following:

Catskill Village in Greene County – WIIA grant of $ 2,914,319, $ 695,227 in interest-free short-term funding and $ 1,390,454 in short-term, low-interest funding to replace aging water pipes, rebuild a settling pond, build a new water storage tank and modernize the water filtration plant.

Town of Greenville in Greene County – $ 5,041,554 in long-term, interest-free financing for the expansion and improvement of its sewer plant.

Town of Middletown in Orange County – $ 1,084,302 in long-term, interest-free financing to correct infiltration and inflow conditions to its sewer system.

In the same press release, New York State Health Commissioner Dr Howard Zucker commented,

New York’s vast infrastructure is complex and aging in many municipalities with limited resources. This latter funding will help communities facing significant costs for improving drinking water and improve wastewater storage through projects that are both profitable and environmentally friendly.

In addition to the partnership with the NYS EFC, the recent funding approval also includes funding through the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) as well as grants under the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA). For more information on how the lower interest rates and reduced insurance costs work with funding from the Environmental Facilities Corporation, more information can be found. accessible here.

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