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Dunkirk, Westfield receive grants for water projects

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand. File Photo by Cameron Hurst

Two north county towns will be receiving funding to for water infrastructure.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand announced the town of Westfield will receive $920,000 in grants and $1.8 million in loans to construct a public water distribution system. The town of Dunkirk will receive a $2.9 million grant to improve approximately 12,900 linear feet of eight-inch water main in the town of Dunkirk Shorewood’s water district.

The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program and will be used to modernize rural drinking water and wastewater infrastructure throughout the state.

“Community health depends on access to functional, clean and safe water infrastructure,” said Gillibrand. “By ensuring that water distribution systems in New York’s rural communities are modern and efficient, this federal investment will help alleviate health and sanitary issues that come from a lack of access to clean water. I will continue fighting to ensure that all New York communities have the resources they need to invest in public infrastructure.”

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