(BINGHAMTON, N.Y.) — On Tuesday, Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David and Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie announced that a state grant from the Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) for the Binghamton-Johnson City Wastewater Treatment Plant rehabilitation project has been increased from $5,000,000 to $25,000,000.
The grant is part of the New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) program and will be distributed over a five year period. A letter from EFC explaining the increase is attached.
“For years, we’ve strongly advocated for additional state and federal funds for one of this region’s largest infrastructure projects,” said City of Binghamton Mayor Richard C. David. “This is a culmination of those efforts. These grant funds will go directly to capital project costs, which will reduce the burden on local ratepayers. I don’t believe the City has ever received a grant award of this size. We thank Governor Cuomo for listening to our concerns and working with us. His commitment to supporting this critical infrastructure project will impact many residents and businesses across the region.”
“For a project of this size and scope, state funding is imperative to limit long-term costs for local ratepayers,” said Village of Johnson City Mayor Greg Deemie. “This grant will make a real financial difference, and we thank our partners at EFC, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and Governor Cuomo for advancing needed funding for the project.”
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