Binghamton & Johnson City Secures Funding for Sewer Plant Works
Binghamton / Johnson City Joint Wastewater Treatment Plant gets funding from New York State to help pay for some of the millions of dollars in repairs and upgrades.
On October 14, Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation had approved $ 2.74 million for Binghamton and $ 2.26 million for Johnson City in interest-free long-term financing for the plant. sewer condominium as part of a $ 44 million statewide water investment. initiative.
Work on the 50-plus-year-old plant to correct shortcomings and improve technology to solve problems ranging from foul odors to the discharge of partially treated waste into the Susquehanna River has taken years, suffered many setbacks, delays and budget overruns and cost over $ 274. million.
The October 14 funding announcement also included a drinking water project in Delaware County. The village of Walton received approval for a grant of $ 1.2 million for the improvement of water infrastructure and $ 800,000 in short-term financing at market rate for the modernization of its water storage and distribution system.
Governor Hochul said the funding will help local governments make critical improvements to wastewater collection systems, drinking water pipes and water storage tanks, among other infrastructure, to help protect quality. of water in the state.
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