Seneca Falls among communities receiving water quality grants announced by Governor Hochul today

The town of Seneca Falls is getting a $1.285 million dollar state grant to replace outdated water meters with what the state calls “advanced metering infrastructure technology.”

The grant is part of $23 million in water quality grants announced by Governor Kathy Hochul today under Round XI of the Governor’s Regional Economic Development Council initiative. The Seneca Falls grant is part of the state’s The Green Innovation Grant Program. “To improve water quality for communities across New York, we must take action to ensure the resiliency of our infrastructure,” Governor Hochul said. “These grants remove the financial barriers for local governments to invest in critical water infrastructure projects. New York will continue to prioritize funding for low-income communities and expand access to clean water, supporting our state’s economic growth and improving public health.”

Other grants awarded to Finger Lakes and Southern Tier communities:

  • Village of Port Byron – $30,000 to evaluate solids dewatering alternatives and recommend improvements to the wastewater treatment system.
  • Town of Dresden – $30,000 to assess the existing condition of the wastewater collection system within Sewer District No. 1, evaluate alternatives, and recommend improvements.
  • Ontario County – $100,000 to assess the existing conditions of several pump stations in the Honeoye Lake Sewer District, evaluate alternatives, and recommend improvements to the wastewater collection system.
  • Town of Wayland – $30,000 to evaluate the feasibility of constructing a new central wastewater collection system to serve the Loon Lake area and evaluate collection and treatment alternatives.
  • Town of Lyons – $30,000 to identify sources of inflow and infiltration, evaluate alternatives and recommend improvements to the wastewater collection system.