Governor Cuomo on Friday (July 25) announced $10 million in awards to 18 New York municipalities for the replacement of their lead residential drinking water service lines, including more than $534,000 to the city of Cortland.
“New York has invested unprecedented funding to protect drinking water quality including critical infrastructure projects that are underway across the state,” Governor Cuomo said. “This next round of funding advances our commitment to helping municipalities upgrade outdated systems, helping improve health and keep our communities thriving.”
Construction on the city’s multi-year gateway project is already underway and is expected to begin with a complete replacement of the main water service line underneath Clinton Avenue.
The newest funding is part of the 2nd round of grants administered through the Department of Health’s Lead Service Line Replacement Program, which has already awarded $20 million to 26 communities to help offset replacement costs.
The program is a key component of New York’s $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017.