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City of Binghamton awarded $13M for water improvements

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) -- Millions in grant money is on the way for water infrastructure improvements in the City of Binghamton.

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that several Southern Tier municipalities will receive $23 million for improvements, with the city of Binghamton receiving $13 million of that sum.

Binghamton Mayor Rich David issued the following statement about the influx of funding:

“By fighting for Binghamton’s share of state resources, we’ve secured $13 million in grant funding to invest in critical water and sewer infrastructure.

This funding targeted for the Joint Sewage Treatment Plant and Water Treatment Facility will upgrade our processes and lessen the burden on local ratepayers for capital projects.

I thank Governor Cuomo, Senator Akshar and Assemblywoman Lupardo for delivering funding to support the City of Binghamton. Improving our infrastructure goes beyond repairing roads and bridges. I will continue to be an advocate for infrastructure improvements of all kinds — including  drinking water and wastewater projects — as we rebuild the foundations of our community.”

Other municipalities receiving grants include the City of Norwich and Village of Oxford in Chenango County, the Town of Roxbury in Delaware County, and Village of Trumansburg in Tompkins County.

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