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Finger Lakes region receives $32 million in grants for water infrastructure projects

New York state is awarding $32 million in grant funds toward infrastructure projects in the Finger Lakes region, aimed at improving water quality and public health.

Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday that the grants were awarded through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act and the Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grant Program.

Funds will be put toward projects in the City of Rochester, as well as others in Orleans, Ontario, Livingston, Monroe, Genesee and Wayne Counties.

“By investing in our state’s water infrastructure, we are laying the foundation for regional growth and prosperity while also protecting our natural resources,” Cuomo said in a statement. “These investments in our communities will help ensure residents in every corner of the state have access to safe, clean drinking water, helping to build a stronger New York for all.”

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