Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce $500,000 To Improve And Expand Sewer System In Town Of Champion

Aug 5, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $500,000 in U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) funding for the Town of Champion. This federal funding will be used to improve and expand the sewer system for local residents, schools and businesses.

“With this funding, the Town of Champion will now be able to make crucial improvements to its sewer system without passing the financial burden onto local taxpayers,” said Senator Schumer. “This project will improve the system’s underlying infrastructure and make it more reliable day in and day out. A top-notch sewer system is critical for economic development, and this federal funding will go a long way toward making the improvements the Town of Champion and its residents sorely need.”

“It is vital that we invest in key infrastructure in our communities,” said Senator Gillibrand. “The Town of Champion will use this funding to expand the sewer system, giving more families and businesses access. This is an essential part of our economic development efforts. And by contributing to these investments at the federal level, we can hold the line on property taxes in our communities.”    

The Town of Champion is very pleased to partner with USDA Rural Development to construct much needed wastewater infrastructure”, said Terry Buckley, Town of Champion  Supervisor. “The new wastewater system will provide service to existing homes, schools and businesses and will facilitate the construction of additional single family homes in the area.  Funding through USDA Rural Development has made this project affordable for residential and business customers and allowed the Town to develop a corridor that can support future growth.”

USDA Rural Development’s Water and Environmental Program provides loans and grants to ensure that the necessary investments are made in water and wastewater infrastructure to deliver safe drinking water and protect the environment in rural areas.