Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Nearly $2.5 Million for Waste Water Treatment Plant in Caneadea

Aug 15, 2013

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal loan worth $1,353,000 and a federal grant worth $1,117,000 for the Town of Caneadea. The funding is allocated through the USDA’s Rural Development Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will be used to make upgrades to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

“Efficiently supporting our rural communities with funding for clean water and sewer repairs is pivotal for our community and our economy,” said Senator Schumer. “Completing water treatment projects in Caneadea will boost public health and bring infrastructure jobs to the region, which will spur local economic development.” 

“This is an important investment for Caneadea,” said Senator Gillibrand, New York’s first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly four decades. “These federal resources to upgrade Caneadea’s water treatment plant will help improve water services for families and businesses. Investing in this kind of critical infrastructure can help attract new businesses and support new jobs to help strengthen our local economy. And when these investments are made at the federal level, that helps hold the line on property taxes.”

“The Town of Caneadea is extremely grateful to have received the additional grant and loan from USDA for the upgrading of our waste water treatment plant,” said Caneadea Supervisor Philip G. Stocklin. “With such a small population base, projects of this magnitude are next to impossible without support from agencies such as USDA.  On behalf of our residents, I express our collective appreciation to all those who had a part in the funding of this project.”

The Rural Development funds will be used to make improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.