ENDICOTT (WBNG) – Lawmakers say more than a million dollars will go toward improvements at the Endicott Wastewater Treatment Plant.
United States Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand announced the funding on Wednesday.
The funding, totaling $1,223,500, comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and will be used for the second phase of a water and sanitary sewer systems project, according to a press release.
The grant is expected to go toward work to protect the exterior of seven wastewater treatment plant buildings and to reduce flooding risk.
“The Village of Endicott is extremely pleased to have been awarded funding for Phase II construction for our Waste Water Treatment Plant Mitigation Project. We appreciate the assistance of Senators Schumer and Gillibrand in helping to secure this funding which is vital in allowing the village to take the necessary steps in preparing the facility for future disaster related events,” said Anthony Bates, Village Manager of Endicott, in a press release.
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program provides funding to states and localities to enact measures to reduce the life and property loss risk from future disasters.