Albion village approved for $3.2 million from state for water infrastructure upgrades

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 9 April 2021 at 10:47 am

The Village of Albion has been approved for $3.2 million form the state to upgrade the water treatment plant, repair water transmission mains and upgrade the distribution system.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding which includes a $1,949,400 Water Infrastructure Improvement Act grant and $1,299,600 in short-term low interest financing.

The funding was part of $48 million approved for projects around the state by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors.

“Clean water and functioning water infrastructure are essential parts of the standard of living and qualify-of-life for all New Yorkers, and towns and villages across the state have an ongoing need for wastewater treatment plants and water tanks that needs to be filled,” Cuomo said in a news release. “The newly enacted budget dedicates $500 million to support clean water initiatives which increases our investment and brings the state closer to fulfilling its commitment to New Yorkers. These projects will underscore our pledge to help protect the environment and the health of New York’s residents and families.”