Press Release

Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Town of New Haven to Receive Over $1 Million in Federal Funding for Water and Waste Management

Jan 25, 2013

Today, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Town of New Haven has received a Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant for a total of $1,203,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The funding will be used to install new water mains and improve access to clean and purified water for New Haven area residents.

“Supporting New York’s rural communities with smart investments for water and waste management is pivotal for those towns and the local economy. It improves water quality and spurs economic development,” said Senator Schumer. “Septic systems back up easily along Lake Ontario, and this USDA Rural Development investment for the Town of New Haven will help improve local access to clean and purified water, which in turn will help enhance quality of life in the community and lead the way for further economic development in the region.”    

“This is an important investment for rural communities like New Haven,” said Senator Gillibrand. “These federal resources will improve water services for local 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 USDA Rural Development funding for the Town of New Haven in Oswego County is comprised of a $802,000 loan and $401,000 grant. The grant is part of the USDA Rural Development annual budget. USDA Rural Development’s mission is to increase economic opportunity and improve the quality of life for rural residents. USDA Rural Development fosters growth in homeownership, finances business development, and supports the creation of necessary community and technology infrastructure.