Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.2 Million in Federal Funds to Build New Water Line for Families, Businesses in Batavia

Jun 11, 2013

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced federal funding worth a total of $1,220,600 for the Town of Batavia to help finance a project to deliver public water to 59 residents. This loan and grant are through the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.

“This is great news for the Town of Batavia, which will mean new water delivery to about 59 more residents. Supporting New York’s rural communities with smart investments for water management is pivotal for communities like the Town of Batavia and its local economy. It improves water management, safeguards public health and spurs economic development,” said Senator Schumer. “This USDA Rural Development investment for thousands of feet of water main and hydrants will in turn help enhance quality of life in the community and lead the way for further economic development in the region.”    

“When we invest in key water infrastructure like this, we can deliver clean drinking water to more Batavia families, and help strengthen the local economy,” Senator Gillibrand said. “Upgrading water infrastructure is an effective way to attract new businesses and support new local jobs. And by making these investments at the federal level, we can hold the line on property taxes to help Batavia families keep more of what they earn.”     

The Town of Batavia is receiving a federal loan worth $721,000 and a federal grant for $499,600 to finance the water project, which includes running 22,000 feet of 8-inch water main and hydrants down Creek Road, Lehigh Road, East Road and Dorman Road in the Town of Batavia.