Village of Port Chester Secures Additional New York State Funding
Towards Downtown Sewer Revitalization Project
On October 25, 2023, The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation, the Department of Environmental Conservation, and the Department of Health announced the approval of projects which will receive Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) funding towards Intended Use Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water (CWSRF) and Drinking Water State Revolving Funds (DWSRF).
State revolving fund programs are available to municipalities and certain non-municipal entities in New York State to finance water quality and drinking water projects.
The first and third phases of the Village of Port Chester’s Downtown Sanitary Sewer Revitalization Project will receive a combined award of $7,348,000 and the project’s second phase will receive $5,092,000. Port Chester has also received approval, that, if necessary, it may borrow the balance of whatever costs may remain to complete this project, with a total projected cost of $35 Million, through New York State at 0% financing.
The Village of Port Chester had already received grant funding totaling $14 Million for this infrastructure project through New York State’s Water Infrastructure Improvement & Improvement (WIIA) Grant and its Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP). With this additional funding, Port Chester has now secured a total of $26 Million.
I am thankful that New York State and our state representatives have realized how important our efforts are, and how successful we have already been, in improving the quality of our drinking water and coastline environment through recent sanitary and stormwater infrastructure projects. This bolstering of funding to help us complete this monumental sanitary project will help us provide a cleaner and more capable system for all of Port Chester.
-Mayor Luis A. Marino
The Port Chester Sanitary Sewer Revitalization Project will be transformational for our residents and our village. The incredible sum of funding that we have secured thus far, further demonstrates New York State’s buy-in and support of our efforts and our mission to eliminate illicit connections, promote cleaner drinking water, and provide the infrastructure that our residents and local businesses need and deserve.
-Stuart L. Rabin