The town of Ripley is set to receive part of $1.4 million in federal funding earmarked for water infrastructure projects in rural New York.
U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand made the announcement Friday.
The funding was allocated through the US Department of Agriculture’s Water and Environmental Program and will be used to renovate wastewater collection, water storage and water distribution systems. The renovation efforts will help improve the dependability of storm water drainage, waste disposal, and the quality of drinking water in New York’s rural communities.
In Ripley, $400,000 will be used to construct a new collection system at the town’s wastewater treatment facility.
“New Yorkers deserve clean drinking water and safe wastewater systems. In addition to creating good-paying jobs, this federal funding promotes both public health and economic development,” Schumer said. “I’m proud to deliver this federal support for more dependable water services for rural New York.”
“New York’s rural communities deserve clean drinking water and wastewater systems they can trust,” added Gillibrand. “This funding will improve the quality of vital water infrastructure, while promoting rural economic development. I will continue fighting for the resources we need to provide rural New Yorkers with access to reliable and safe water.”
The village of Clayton, meanwhile, will receive $1 million to improve the town’s Wastewater Treatment facility and Collection System.