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Clifton Springs & Newark Receive Funding for Water Projects


Two Fingerlakes villages will benefit from the $142 million coming to local water infrastructure projects across New York State.

Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement that the Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved the grants and financing for 12 projects across the state.

Environmental Facilities Corporation President & CEO Maureen A. Coleman said, “As we celebrate another significant infusion of State and federal investment to modernize local drinking water and sewer systems, EFC also celebrates the long tenure of Commissioner Basil Seggos, who chaired his last EFC Board meeting today. Through his leadership, partnership, and deep-seated commitment to a cleaner, greener New York, Commissioner Seggos has helped cultivate New York’s legacy of environmental protection and improvement, leading to healthier communities and thriving ecosystems across New York State.”

Clifton Springs has received $2.8 million in short-term interest-free financing from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and $407,134 through a Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) grant to design and construct improvements to its wastewater treatment plant.

A $3 million WIIA grant, a $724,185 Bipartisan Infrastructure Law grant, and $1.8 million in short-term interest-free financing will help the Village of Newark create a 4 million gallon above-ground concrete storage tank to replace the Allerton Hill Reservoir.

“My administration is tackling water quality issues head-on with strategic investments that will benefit New Yorkers for generations to come,” Governor Hochul said. “These funds are crucial to help communities modernize and protect critical infrastructure so that all New Yorkers have access to clean water.”

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