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Major water improvement project underway in Lyons

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Governor Kathy Hochul of New York announced the start of a major water quality improvement project in the town of Lyons, marking the first initiative funded by the 2022 Clean Water, Clean Air, and Green Jobs Environmental Bond Act. The project, focusing on enhancing the town’s wastewater treatment capabilities, aims to boost water quality significantly, benefiting recreational areas like the Barge Canal and Clyde River. This initiative highlights the state’s commitment to ensuring reliable water systems and improving environmental health.

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During the announcement, Governor Hochul also unveiled a new, interactive website designed to track the progress and impact of projects funded by the Bond Act. This online platform, found at environmentalbondact.ny.gov, allows the public to follow updates on the projects and understand the specific benefits each brings to their community. The website features tools for searching grant opportunities and detailed maps of ongoing projects.

The Lyons project, which received $804,655 from the Bond Act, is part of a broader $479 million state investment in water infrastructure improvements announced by Hochul. The project, costing a total of $4.2 million, is also supported by additional federal and state funds, aiming to meet critical wastewater needs while addressing environmental justice and resilience against climate change. This strategic investment underscores New York’s long-term commitment to safeguarding public health and the environment through sustainable water management.