On March 6, 2023 Governor Hochul announced the award of $110 Million in grants to 86 water quality protection projects across the state.
Through the Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program the Village of Port Chester successfully secured $10 million towards its Downtown Sanitary Sewer Revitalization Project. This project will upgrade village sewers from Ryan Avenue and Beach Street to Westchester Avenue and Smith Street. Upgrades will reduce inflow and infiltration in the system and eliminate illicit connections. The project will reduce sanitary sewer overflows and help improve the water quality of the Byram River.
“Having already secured $4 million through the state’s WIIA program this additional funding will significantly enhance the village’s ability to mobilize phase 1 of our project and the balance of work to be done with a total budget estimated at $35 million. Infrastructure improvements and revitalization continues to be at the forefront of capital planning in the Village of Port Chester and I am very pleased to see that the state and our Governor is supportive of our enthusiasm and aspirations when it comes to improving our water quality and sanitary systems.” -Stuart L. Rabin, Village Manager
The Official Press Release from the Village of Port Chester is available HERE