Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $1.5 Million For Water Infrastructure Renovations In Rural New York

May 29, 2020

U.S. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, member of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW), today announced $1,400,000 in federal funding for water infrastructure projects in rural New York. This funding was allocated through the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Water and Environmental Program (WEP) and will be used to renovate wastewater collection, water storage, and water distribution systems. These vital renovation efforts will help improve the dependability of storm water drainage, waste disposal, and the quality of drinking water in New York’s rural communities. 

“New Yorkers deserve clean drinking water and safe wastewater systems. In addition to creating good-paying jobs, this federal funding promotes both public health and economic development,” said Senator Schumer. “I’m proud to deliver this federal support for more dependable water services for rural New York.”

“New York’s rural communities deserve clean drinking water and wastewater systems they can trust,” said Senator Gillibrand. “This funding will improve the quality of vital water infrastructure, while promoting rural economic development. I will continue fighting for the resources we need to provide rural New Yorkers with access to reliable and safe water.”  

The Town of Ripley received $400,000 to construct a new collection system at the town’s wastewater treatment facility. 

The Village of Clayton received $1,000,000 to improve the town’s Wastewater Treatment facility and Collection System.