Press Release

Gillibrand Announces $13 Million In Federal Funding For Rural Water Infrastructure

Oct 19, 2021

Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced $13,734,000 in federal funding for water infrastructure in New York’s rural communities. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will be used to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure throughout the state. 

“Community health depends on access to functional, clean and safe water infrastructure,” said Senator Gillibrand. “By ensuring that water distribution systems in New York’s rural communities are modern and efficient, this federal investment will help alleviate health and sanitary issues that come from a lack of access to clean water. I will continue fighting to ensure that all New York communities have the resources they need to invest in public infrastructure.” 

A full list of funding recipients can be found below: 






Town of Westfield




Construct a public water distribution system within the town of Westfield

Town of Dunkirk



Improve approximately 12,900 linear feet of eight-inch water main in the town of Dunkirk Shorewood’s water district

Town of Bergen




Provide additional financing to construct a water distribution system for the Water Benefit Improvement Area project

Town of Sullivan



Create a public water and fire service district in the Town of Sullivan

Town of Volney




Increase municipal water access and improve the health, welfare, and safety of the residents

Town of Junius



Extend public water service to residents located in a targeted poverty area and help alleviate health and sanitary issues

Town of Arcadia




Extend public water service to the town’s residents who do not have reliable access to safe potable water

Town of Wolcott



Provide safe and reliable potable water and fire protection to all residences in the Blind Sodus Bay Water District