Gov. Hochul announces 27 towns to be part of clean water infrastructure program

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ALBANY, NY (WENY) – Twenty-seven cities and towns were selected to participate in the second phase of a state program to help protect and improve local waste-water treatment systems.

The state’s Clean Water Infrastructure Asset Management Program originated from the New York State Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.

Robert Hayes, Director of Clean Water at Environmental Advocates NY, said this program will help local governments with access to resources they need to create long-term infrastructure plans.

“We need to make sure we’re evaluating each of these components of the system and making sure it’s being provided the proper maintenance to keep delivering clean water to New Yorker’s every single day,” he said.

The $10 million program is administered through by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) and Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC). The selected towns are within the Capital Region, Central New York, the Finger Lakes, Long Island, Mid-Hudson, Mohawk Valley, New York City, North County, the Southern Tier, and Western New York.

For more information on the asset program, visit the DEC website.


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