Tonko Announces $270K Awarded to Glenville to Enhance Water System
One of 12 federal economic & infrastructure awards delivered to New York State, totaling $5.8 million
Schenectady, August 24, 2022
SCHENECTADY, NY—Congressman Paul D. Tonko announced today that the Town of Glenville will be awarded $273,788 to extend a water main and increase the Town’s clean water capacity.
“Clean water is vital for all our communities, yet too often this hidden infrastructure is ignored and under-funded, resulting in costly main breaks, polluted drinking water systems and lasting health risks to residents,” Congressman Tonko said. “For years I’ve pushed in Congress to address our long-neglected water systems, and I was proud to take historic action with legislation including our Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. Funds including today’s announcement will empower the Town of Glenville to address water infrastructure backlogs and ease financial burdens. I’m thankful for the leadership of all those who facilitated this project, and I will continue working in Washington to bring our critical water infrastructure into the 21st century.”
“I appreciate Congressman Tonko's support for this important grant which will help the town retain and add more businesses in our town and help to add more jobs. The Glenville Business and Technology Park is an important asset to the town and the region and this grant will help to eliminate water pressure issues there, modernize the essential water infrastructure and promote economic development. This is great news for the manufactures in the park who are an important part of our economic engine and for the town in general,” said Christopher A Koetzle, Supervisor Town of Glenville.
Funding for the Town of Glenville was administered through the Northern Border Regional Commission’s State Economic and Infrastructure Development (SEID) projects. The award will be used by the Town of Glenville to expand a water main to boost improved water capacity for residents. This action will have an economic benefit for the region and support current and future manufacturing processes.