U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that the Village of Cambridge will receive $27,000,000 in federal funding to build a new sewer collection system and treatment plant. The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The project will serve over 1,800 residents and allow for future connection of developable lands within village limits.
“This is a smart and much-needed investment that will bring modern, reliable wastewater infrastructure to the Village of Cambridge,” said Senator Gillibrand. “I have long fought to secure federal dollars for New York’s roads, bridges, and sewer systems and I will keep working to make sure every community in our state has the resources it needs to modernize its aging infrastructure.”
“On behalf of the Village of Cambridge, I would like to say thank you to the USDA for investing in our community by providing critical infrastructure to protect our environment and promote public health. Thank you Senator Gillibrand for recognizing the need and always supporting the Villages’ efforts.” said Cambridge Mayor Carman Bogle.
The award includes $16,134,000 in Rural Development direct loan funds and $10,866,000 in Rural Development grant funds.
USDA Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal program provides financing and grant funding to support clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, sanitary solid waste disposal, and storm water drainage. The program serves households and businesses in eligible rural areas with populations of 10,000 or less.