USDA approves funding for 2 water projects in Clarendon

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 17 December 2018 at 11:55 am

CLARENDON – The Town of Clarendon has been approved for federal funding for two water projects.

U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding today. Clarendon will receive $790,000 for Water District No. 13 and $790,000 for a water improvement benefit area, No. 12.

The senators also announced funding for water projects in Alabama and Bethany in Genesee County. The Town of Torrey in Yates County also will receive federal money for its first-ever water district.

The funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development’s Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program.

“These federal investments in job-creating and economy-boosting water infrastructure projects are great news for the Rochester-Finger Lakes region,” Schumer said. “This federal funding will allow five towns across the region to construct and make critical improvements to municipal water systems needed to provide clean, safe drinking water to their communities. I am proud to announce these federal investments and will continue fighting to ensure rural communities across Upstate New York have the resources they need to build, protect and maintain their water infrastructure.”

“All New Yorkers should have access to a reliable source of clean water, and with these grants, communities throughout the Rochester-Finger Lakes region will be able to expand and improve their water systems,” Gillibrand said. “These investments will help provide safe and clean water for residents in the Towns of Alabama, Bethany, Clarendon, and Torrey, and I will always fight in the Senate for the resources to protect the health and quality of life for residents.”

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