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Nearly $500 Million Funding 156 Water Infrastructure Projects Across NYS


156 water infrastructure projects across the state have been awarded nearly $500 million in grant funding.

Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement Tuesday that nearly $450 million of the $479 million total comes from the state’s Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) and Intermunicipal Grant (IMG) programs. The grants are awarded by the state’s Environmental Facilities Corporation, in coordination with the Departments of Health and Environmental Conservation.

“No one in New York should ever fear that they don’t have access to clean water,” Governor Hochul said. ”We are reassuring communities across New York that your kids, grandkids, and great grandkids will always have access to clean and safe water. This investment will make lifesaving improvements to our water infrastructure and safeguard drinking water for millions of people, in addition to saving New Yorkers money and creating tens of thousands of jobs.”  

As part of New York’s goal to modernize aging water and sewer systems, Hochul continued that these projects will have the added benefit of saving local ratepayers an estimated $1.3 million while creating 24,000 jobs throughout the Empire State.

Through the Septic System Replacement Program, the DEC and EFC are also making an additional $30 million available to help home and small business owners fund more environmentally effective septic systems.

A list of area grant recipients and their estimated award amount can be found below.


  • Town of Owasco: $625,000 for Sewer District No 1 & Reduction Phase 1
  • Town of Brutus: $858,000 for Water District No 11
  • Village of Weedsport: $5 Million for Weedsport Water System Improvements


  • Village of Jordan: $9,485,200 for NYS Route 5/East Brutus Street Sewer Extension
  • Town of Elbridge: $5 Million for V) Elbridge, (T) Elbridge, (V) Jordan Joint Water System Improvements
  • Village of Elbridge: $5 Million for (V) Elbridge, (T) Elbridge, (V) Jordan Joint Water System Improvements
  • City of Syracuse: 150,825 for Rann Avenue Sanitary Sewer Improvements


  • Village of Rushville: $150,000 for Water Treatment Plant Improvements
  • Town of Victor: $702,750 for Sewer Pump Station Improvements
  • Town of Phelps: $352,296 for Marbletown – White Road Water District Improvements & Proposed Extension
  • Village of Phelps: $3,348,033 for Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project


  • Town of Fayette: $1,080,000 for Water District No 8 Phase 2
  • Town of Seneca Falls: $5 Million for 2024 Water System Improvements
  • Town of Romulus: $178,483 for I & I Improvements
  • Town of Romulus: $714,817 for Willard Water District Improvement.


  • Town of Cohocton: $2,189,796 for Water System Improvements
  • Town of Bath: $1,249,790 for Lake Salubria and Kanona Collection System Study
  • Village of Canisteo: $1,097,750 for Disinfection System and Wastewater Treatment Plant Improvements
  • Town of Erwin: $2,712,923 for Wastewater Treatment Plant & Route 417 Sewer Improvement


  • Village of Wolcott: $5 Million for Water Treatment Plant Upgrades
  • Village of Sodus: $67,717 for UV Disinfection Plant
  • Town of Lyons: $804,655 for Disinfection Project


  • Village of Dresden: $4,162,722 for Water System Improvements
  • Town of Milo: $366,000 for Water District No 4.

A full list of awardees and an interactive map are both available on the state’s website.

Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner and Environmental Facilities Corporation Board Chair Basil Seggos said, “Governor Hochul continues to prioritize the protection of New York’s water quality and today’s exciting announcement awarding the first tranche of Clean Water, Clean Air and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act funding for water infrastructure demonstrates the State’s sustained commitment to investing in communities statewide. By providing nearly $450 million in grants to municipalities in addition to $30 million to help homeowners replace failing septic systems and cesspools, the State’s investments water infrastructure are instrumental in ensuring clean drinking water and restoring natural resources.”

Department of Health Commissioner Dr. James McDonald said, “This latest round of grant funding and the very first under the Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act of 2022, reaffirms Governor Hochul’s commitment to the health and wellbeing of all New Yorkers by providing resources to every area of New York State, helping municipalities to improve their water infrastructure, and ensure they can provide clean drinking water to their communities for generations to come.”

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