State approves $1.3 million grant for Medina sewer plant

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 15 November 2018 at 6:57 am

MEDINA – The Village of Medina will be receiving a grant for $1.3 million to help with a $5.3 million upgrade of the village’s sewer plant.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the funding on Wednesday, part of $270 million announced state-wide for projects  through the Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.

Medina will be upgrading equipment at the wastewater treatment plant. The state will pay $1,331,545 of the $5,326,181 project.

Mayor Michael Sidari said the village is pursuing other state and federal funding t help with the improvements.

“I’m thankful for the governor to consider us with the grant,” Sidari said on Wednesday. “We’re looking forward to support from other agencies to lower the cost to Medina residents.”

To date, $750 million in Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and Intermunicipal Grant funding supports nearly $2.65 billion in total project costs for vital drinking and wastewater infrastructure projects statewide, Cuomo said on Wednesday.

Combined with 0 or low-interest financings through the State Environmental Facilities Corporation, New York taxpayers will save nearly $1.8 billion. Furthermore, these projects are expected to support more than 47,000 jobs in the construction, supplier and service sectors.

“Investing in our state’s water infrastructure is critical to regional growth and prosperity and maintaining safe, healthy communities,” Cuomo said. “By improving our water infrastructure, we are protecting our natural resources, laying the groundwork for future prosperity and helping to create a stronger, healthier, New York for all.”

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