Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $1.7 Million for New Drinking Water System in Town of Volney

Jan 31, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a $1,765,000 loan and grant for the Town of Volney in Oswego County to bring clean drinking water to more local residents. The federal investment is awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant program.

“This targeted federal investment will help Volney improve its infrastructure, enhance public health, and spare local finances,” said Senator Schumer.  “This investment means a safer, cleaner drinking water supply is coming to the Town of Volney; and the town can now use funds it otherwise would have spent on this project for other projects to benefit residents.”

“This is an important investment for the Town of Volney,” said Senator Gillibrand, New York’s first member of the Senate Agriculture Committee in nearly four decades. “When we invest in our water infrastructure, we can bring clean drinking water to more local residents and businesses, and help attract more businesses and jobs to rural communities. And when these investments are made at the federal level, that helps reduce the burden on local taxpayers.”

The Town of Volney is receiving a federal loan worth $1,265,000 and a federal grant worth $500,000 to construct a new distribution system to bring drinking water to residents in Airport Water District Extension No. 2.