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North Castle Gets $870,000 Grant For Clean Water Project

North Castle, and 14 other communities in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, will be getting state grants and loans for clean water and drinking water projects.
North Castle, and 14 other communities in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island, will be getting state grants and loans for clean water and drinking water projects. Photo Credit: drinkingwaterissues.org

ARMONK, N.Y. -- North Castle will be among 15 Hudson Valley and Long Island communities sharing $33 million in state water and sewer funding under the state's Water Infrastructure Act, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday.

The town will be getting an $870,000 grant and a $580,000 low-interest loan which it will apply to a $1.4 million project.

“Investing in water infrastructure today is key to growth and prosperity tomorrow,” Cuomo said.

Here are some other Hudson Valley communities receiving grants and/or loans:

  • Mamaroneck: $250,000 grant towards a $1 million clean water project.
  • Poughkeepsie (town): A $3 million grant and a $4.1 million loan towards a $7.1 million drinking water project.
  • Poughkeepsie (city): A $2.8 million grant and an $8.4 million loan towards a $11.2 million clean water project.
  • Wappingers Falls (village): A $5 million grant and a $15 million loan towards a $20 million clean water project. It will also get a $3 million grant and a $2 million loan towards for $5 million drinking water project.

North Castle’s project will improve the drinking water system in North White Plains by upgrading its UV filtration system, according to state Assemblyman David Buchwald, D-Mount Kisco, and state Sen. George Latimer, D-Rye.

The grants will help, the governor added, “advance important projects that will protect natural resources, ease strain on budgets and property taxpayers, and help create stronger communities in the Hudson Valley and on Long Island.”

The awards were made based on a scoring system that gave priority to projects that will result in the "greatest water quality improvement or reduction in risk to public health,” Cuomo said.

Buchwald thanked both the governor and the Environmental Facilities Corporation, which is administering the grants program, for the funding and Assembly colleagues for pushing the Water Infrastructure Act through Albany.

Calling it “valuable,” the assemblyman said the grant will “improve drinking water for the people of North White Plains.

Latimer said he was happy that the aging infrastructure issue was “being addressed in North Castle.”

“Providing safe drinking water to our residents is of the utmost importance and the funding of the UV filtration system in North White Plains should provide that,” he said.

To see a complete list of all the grant/loan recipients, click here.

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