Today, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand joined County Manager Matt Landers and County Legislature Vice Chair Marianne Clattenburg to highlight $2 million in federal funding for Genesee County to build a million-gallon water storage tank. The funding will support efforts to add over 7 million gallons of water per day to the county’s water supply and prevent the county from running out of water.
“The Genesee Water Security and Resiliency North Water Storage Tank project will help ensure that area residents have access to safe, reliable water,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This $2 million in funding will make vital improvements in Genesee County’s water security in addition to spurring economic growth and creating new jobs for the county. I’ll keep fighting to secure federal dollars to improve water security for Genesee County and counties across New York.”
“With $2 million in federal funding now heading to the Genesee Water Security and Resiliency North Water Storage Tank project, over 7 million gallons of water per day will be added to the county’s water supply, giving residents constant access to safe, reliable water,” said Senator Schumer. “I’m proud to deliver this major investment for Genesee County, which will not only improve the quality of drinking water, but also increase the capacity to supply hydrants for emergency responses and help to spur economic growth and job creation across the county.”
“Genesee County is honored to welcome Senator Gillibrand today to celebrate $2 million dollars in federal funding for a new water storage tower. These funds will contribute to phase 3 of the county’s multi-million dollar investment to deliver a safe and reliable water supply for the County’s citizens and thriving agriculture community. This investment of federal dollars in phase 3 demonstrates the critical need to ensure that the County’s water supply can be updated to withstand new and growing threats such as more frequent drought conditions and climate change. Thank you Senator Gillibrand for supporting the County’s top infrastructure priority with today’s visit. We look forward to seeing you again and soon,” said Genesee County Legislative Chair Rochelle Stein.
The $2 million in federal funding will be for phase 3 of Genesee County’s countywide water improvement project. The Water Security and Resilience North Water Storage Tank project will help Genesee County add over 7 million gallons of water per day to the county’s water supply, preventing the county from running out of water. This project will also improve water quality for drinking water, increase the capacity to supply hydrants for emergency responses, and help spur economic growth and job creation for Genesee County.