State approves funding for Westfield water system
The village of Westfield is slated to receive $2,360,794 in long-term interest free financing for the replacement of a water main, upgrades to an existing booster pump, and improvements to the water treatment plant, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Thursday.
The project was one of many approved by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors as part of $48 million in grants, interest-free loans, and low-cost loans to support vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the state. The 2022 enacted budget adds a $500 million appropriation to support clean water, raising the state’s total investment to $4 billion and continuing to fulfill the state’s $5 billion clean water commitment.
“Clean water and functioning water infrastructure are essential parts of the standard of living and qualify-of-life for all New Yorkers, and towns and villages across the state have an ongoing need for wastewater treatment plants and water tanks that needs to be filled,” Cuomo said. “The newly enacted budget dedicates $500 million to support clean water initiatives which increases our investment and brings the state closer to fulfilling its commitment to New Yorkers. These projects will underscore our pledge to help protect the environment and the health of New York’s residents and families.”