August 03, 2012

Gillibrand Announces Over $2.2 Million for New Water System in Batavia

New Sewer System Will Serve New Homes, Businesses

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, New York’s first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in four decades, today announced a federal loan worth $1,222,000 and a federal grant worth $1,000,000 for the Town of Batavia. The funding is allocated through the USDA’s Rural Development program and will be used to provide a new sewer system in Batavia.

“This is an important investment for Batavia,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These federal resources to upgrade Batavia’s sewer system will improve water services for families and businesses. Investing in this kind of critical infrastructure can help attract new businesses and support new jobs to help strengthen our local economy. And when these investments are made at the federal level, that helps hold the line on property taxes.”

“The Town of Batavia is extremely gratified by this announcement and will put this funding to use immediately,” said Batavia Town Supervisor Gregory Post. “We are honored by our partnerships with the elected representatives and the funding agencies and will continue to invest and maintain our infrastructure.”

The Rural Development funds will be used to provide a sewer system to 146 new residential users and 15 new businesses in Batavia. The project is also using $600,000 in Community Development Block Grants.