Hobart to get state funding for water system | Local News

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A local village will receive state funding to upgrade its water supply system.

Governor Kathy Hochul announced Thursday, April 7, that the State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has approved more than $189 million in funding for nine municipalities and public authorities for critical wastewater infrastructure projects and drinking water. The council-approved funding includes short-term funding and previously announced grants that will allow communities to access the capital needed to get their projects off the ground, as well as a long-term loan conversion that refinances an existing project up to 30 years to reduce the municipality’s debt burden and help save taxpayers’ money, according to a press release from the Hochul office.

The Village of Hobart will receive a $473,400 grant and $315,600 in interest-free short-term financing to construct two new water supply wells, replace existing filter pumps, replace iron/manganese filter media and upgrade water treatment plant piping.

“Upgrading our water supply systems is essential to build the resilience of our infrastructure and help ensure New Yorkers have access to clean water,” Hochul said in the statement. “My administration is proud to prioritize critical water infrastructure projects statewide, and this funding will help communities overhaul outdated water and waste management systems, expand access drinking water and improving public health.”

EFC urges municipalities to participate in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Watershed Needs Survey, which EFC launched in New York on March 1. the state to fund future drinking water infrastructure projects,” the statement said.

Municipalities are encouraged to document their community’s wastewater infrastructure needs for submission to the EPA. Go to www.efc.ny.gov/needs to submit documentation and to obtain resources to assist with submissions.

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