DUNKIRK – The City of Dunkirk is receiving an over $11 million dollar loan for drinking water and wastewater upgrades.
The financing was approved by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors as part of an $83 million dollar push to improve access to clean water statewide.
The city plans to use the interest-free financing to design and construction a water pollution control strategy.
In August, the municipality experienced one of the largest water main breaks in its history following in the area of Lake Shore Drive East and Deer Street.
The Town of Ellicott has also received money, $400,000 in the form of a grant, which the town plans to invest in rehabbing a 150,000-gallon water storage tank.