Press Release

Gillibrand Announces Nearly $1.7 Million in Federal Funds to Build Water Line for Families, Businesses in Genesee County

Jun 10, 2013

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a set of federal funding worth a total of $1,673,000 for the Town of Alexander in Genesee County to help finance a project to deliver public water to 66 residents and four local businesses.

“Investing in water infrastructure like this is one of the smartest and most effective ways to lead us to new economic growth,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Upgrading water infrastructure can help local families live healthier, while helping to attract new businesses and support jobs to strengthen the local economy. And when these investments are made at the federal level like this, that helps hold the line on property taxes.”   

“We are very happy to receive this funding,” said Alexander Town Clerk Laura Schmieder. “We’ve been working on funding for the Route 98 Water District. This will help 66 individual homes along with 4 businesses.  There will be 21,500 linear feet of water main pipe laid.”

The Town of Alexander is receiving a federal loan worth $1,173,000 and a grant worth $500,000 to finance the water project, which includes running 21,000 feet of 12-inch water main, valves and hydrants along Route 98 in Alexander.