Sherman receives $3.5 million

SHERMAN – The village of Sherman will be receiving $3.5 million for water and waste disposal.

On Monday, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand made the announcement that Sherman would be receiving the federal grant to upgrade public water and waste management systems.

The funding was allocated through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Water and Waste Disposal Loans and Grants and will be used to reduce health and sanitary deficiencies, improve storm water management and extend public water service to residents living without access to safe and reliable potable water.

“Every New Yorker deserves reliable access to clean drinking water,” Schumer said. “This federal funding will allow towns and villages across Upstate New York to make critical improvements to their water systems, to ensure that all residents have access to the safe and clean water they deserve. I am proud to announce this federal investment and will continue fighting to ensure rural communities across Upstate New York have the resources they need to build, protect and maintain their infrastructure.”

Gillibrand said every New Yorker should have access to clean and reliable drinking water.

“This funding will provide critical upgrades to waste management systems across Upstate New York and improve the health, welfare and safety of residents living in these rural communities,” she said.

Of the $24,933,000 awarded to five municipalities, including Sherman, the village of Frankliinville in Cattaraugus County will receive $6 million; the town of Pembroke in Genesee County will receive $9,050,000; the town of Volney in Oswego County will receive $3,714,000; and the town of Hastings in Oswego County will receive $2,729,000.


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