The Town of Owasco water treatment plant’s temporary carbon filtration system will become permanent.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office announced Wednesday Owasco will receive just over $2 Million in state funding towards a $3.5 Million project to permanently install the granular activated carbon filtration system to remove cyanotoxins and microcystins from the finished drinking water.
The two tanks that contain 20,000 pounds of activated carbon have been in place since 2017.
Owasco was one of eleven municipalities sharing more than $12 Million in water infrastructure grants for central New York municipalities.
In a statement, Gov. Cuomo said:
“Investing in our state’s water infrastructure is critical to regional growth and prosperity and maintaining safe, healthy communities. 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.”