July 09, 2013

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $3.6 Million in Federal Funds to Improve Port Jervis Water Filtration Plant

Senators: This Investment Can Expand Access to Clean Water, Increase Public Safety, Spur Economic Development and Improve Quality of Life for Port Jervis Community

Washington, D.C.  – U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced a federal loan worth $3,620,000 for the City of Port Jervis to finance a project to improve the city’s water filtration plant. This loan is through the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.

“This USDA Rural Development funding will bring cleaner, better-tasting water to residents and businesses in the Town of Port Jervis,” said Senator Schumer. “With new water filtration equipment, including algae removal tanks, Port Jervis is poised to enhance quality of life in the community and pave 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 Port Jervis 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 Port Jervis families keep more of what they earn.”     

The City of Port Jervis is receiving a federal loan worth $3,620,000 to finance the water project, which includes the acquisition of tanks that will assist in the removal of algae allowing the community to have better access to quality drinking water.