Three towns in the Finger Lakes region will benefit from federal funding to assist with water infrastructure projects.
The funds are crucial to expanding and improving the reach of municipal water service in rural parts of the region.
The town of Junius is receiving $132,000 to extend water service to poorer parts of town. The town of Wolcott is using a $2.7 million grant to provide drinking water in the Blind Sodus Bay water district. The town of Arcadia will use grants and loans totaling more than $3.5 million to extend drinking water service.
“Community health depends on access to functional, clean and safe water infrastructure,” said Senator Kirsten Gillibrand. “By ensuring that water distribution systems in New York’s rural communities are modern and efficient, this federal investment will help alleviate health and sanitary issues that come from a lack of access to clean water. I will continue fighting to ensure that all New York communities have the resources they need to invest in public infrastructure.”