OBSERVER staff report
Two northern county towns will receive funding for water infrastructure.
US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced that the town of Westfield will receive $ 920,000 in grants and $ 1.8 million in loans to build a public water system. The City of Dunkirk will receive a $ 2.9 million grant to upgrade approximately 12,900 linear feet of eight-inch main water main in the City of Dunkirk Shorewood River Basin District.
The funding was allocated through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants Program and will be used to upgrade rural drinking water supply infrastructure. and wastewater treatment throughout the state.
“The health of the community depends on access to functional, clean and safe water supply infrastructure”, said Gillibrand. “By ensuring that water systems in rural New York City are modern and efficient, this federal investment will help alleviate the health and hygiene problems that arise from a lack of access to water. ‘potable water. I will continue to fight to ensure that all communities in New York have the resources they need to invest in public infrastructure. “