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Pappas announces $1.47 million water infrastructure improvements grant

Thu, Jan 3rd 2019 01:10 pm

City of North Tonawanda Mayor Arthur G. Pappas announced recently that the city has been awarded a grant in the amount of $1.47 million from Gov. Andrew Cuomo for water infrastructure improvements in Western New York.

Cuomo announced $23.3 million in grants to support 14 critical municipal water infrastructure projects in Western New York. This represents $47.9 million in taxpayer savings and supports the creation of over 1,100 jobs. The grants are funded through the state's Water Infrastructure Improvement Act program.

"Investing in our state's water infrastructure is critical to regional growth and prosperity and maintaining safe, healthy communities," 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."

“This grant is vital to help with our $6 million Capital Improvement Plan at the Wastewater Plant,” said Pappas.

To date, $750 million in Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and intermunicipal grant funding supports nearly $2.65 billion in total project costs for vital drinking and wastewater infrastructure projects statewide. 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.

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