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Governor Hochul Announces $83 Million For Water Infrastructure Projects

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In Oneida County, the city of Rome will receive nearly $16.5 million in funding for the construction and installation of a 500,000-gallon water storage tank, as well as for the replacement of water mains, and pump station and electrical improvements.

It’s part of over $83 million of state funded drinking and wastewater projects across New York State. Governor Kathy Hochul announced Friday the funding is being targeted to improve water system infrastructure and ensure clean drinking water for residents.

Additionally, the Upper Mohawk Valley Regional Water Board will be awarded $3 million for the construction of a transmission main that will run water from the Hinkley Reservoir to the water treatment plant.

New York State’s standard for water contaminants is seven times lower than that of the federal government.

"This funding is part of an ongoing commitment from the state to ensure those standards are upheld and that our water infrastructure stays ahead of the curve on emerging contaminants.” said Hochul.

Applications for this year's $400 million round of certain grant funding including for grants to address contaminants will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 22. Visit for application materials and additional information.