North Country Getting Millions Of Dollars For Water ProjectsPosted: Updated:
The north country is getting more than $30 million from the state to support drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects. Of that money, $17 million is earmarked for Jefferson and St. Lawrence counties.
Some of the biggest awards include $5 million for the city of Ogdensburg to help pay for a $34.8 million project.
The Jefferson County village of Brownville is getting $3 million for a drinking water project estimated to cost $5.6 million.
Receiving around $1 million are the villages of Adams and Carthage and the town of Fine.
The city of Watertown and other municipalities around the north country are getting grants in the hundreds of thousands of dollars to help pay for projects.
There were no grants for communities in Lewis County.
See the complete list of grants here
These grants are part of a $255 million statewide investment, funded through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, as well as the new Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program.
According to Governor Andrew Cuomo, the grants will leverage $123 million in total project costs and provide nearly $87 million in taxpayer savings.
This investment will also create 1,990 jobs across the region.