The town of Springwater was awarded $424,000 in federal rural development funding to update the existing sewer system to meet applicable health and sanitary standards.
The funds come from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development as part of the Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants program.
“Modernized water-sewer systems are critical for both public health and a vibrant local economy, and this federal funding will allow the Town of Springwater to make critical improvements to its sewer system,” said Senator Chuck Schumer. “I am proud to announce this federal investment and will continue fighting to ensure rural communities across Upstate New York have the resources they need to build, protect and maintain their infrastructure.”
Springwater will use these funds upgrade its water and sewer systems.
Currently, 238 water users depend on the existing sewer system. This funding will allow the town to make critical sanitation updates for the residential area.
Schumer explained that in addition to the funding announced today, USDA Rural Development has already allocated $167,000 for the project. The Town of Springwater is expected to contribute $6,815 towards the upgrade, a CDBG Grant is expected to cover $1,000,000 in costs, New York State is expected to contribute $2,071,237 through its DEC WQIP Grant, and other funding from a variety of sources, including a Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) grant, an Engineering Planning Grant (EPG), and local funding share are expected to cover $174,948. In total, the projected is expected to cost $4,200,000.