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Barre approved for $1.3 million in federal funds for Water District No. 9

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 16 July 2018 at 7:38 pm

BARRE — The Town of Barre has been approved for $1.3 million in federal funding – $708,000 in a low-interest loan and $493,000 in a grant – for Water District No. 9.

The project will extend public water service to 42 residential users and one commercial user on sections of Kams Road, Maple Street, Pine Hill Road, Gray Road, Eagle Harbor Road and Hemlock Ridge Road.

Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced the funding through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Collins said the new water district will improve water quality for residents facing unreliable water.

“Access to clean water is essential, which is why I voted in support of the 2018 Omnibus spending bill that included these funds to our nation’s rural communities,” Collins said. “The Trump administration has prioritized investing in rural communities to build a foundation for rural prosperity, and I am pleased that these efforts are being seen in Western New York.”

Barre last year also was approved for federal funding for Water District No. 8, which will extend public water service to 36 residential users.

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