Senator Dale M. Volker Secures $1.2 Million For Canandaigua-bristol Joint Water District

William T. Stachowski

August 09, 2006

(Albany, NY) Senator Dale M. Volker (R-I-C, Depew), today announced that he has secured $1.2 million as part of the Senate and Assembly Budget Agreement for the Canandaigua and Bristol Joint Water District. This joint water district will serve the residents and businesses in some areas within the Towns of Bristol and Canandaigua located in Ontario County.

Certain residents of the Towns of Bristol and Canandaigua suffer from habitual, frequent and persistent loss of private water supplies. Creation of a joint water supply between the two towns to service generally County Road 32 easterly of Bristol Center and the westerly portion of Canandaigua, with Canandaigua providing the critical source of water will provide opportunities for expansion in many directions in both towns.

"After meeting with residents and municipal officials, I understood from the very beginning that there was a significant need to ensure a stable and secure water source was available to the residents of this portion of Bristol and Canandaigua," said Senator Dale M. Volker. "We often take for granted the availability of clean water for our homes and businesses, yet some residents of Bristol and Canandaigua have experienced lack of water all too often. With this new infusion of state funding, they can be assured that their water supply will be consistent, safe and secure."

Assemblyman Joseph Errigo said, "We all know that water projects are never cheap, and any state financial assistance that municipalities can secure is always welcomed. Not only will these state resources be readily available for use, it will also save taxpayers thousands of dollars in costs associated with this joint water district’s completion. Working together, we successfully pushed for state funding based on the merits of this water project and we were successful. We will continue to work with all parties involved to ensure that this pivotal water project is completed as soon as possible."

"Water shortages were particularly harsh in calendar years 2001 and 2002 in this area and long-range forecasting presented no strong prognosis for water table rejuvenation," said Assemblyman Brian Kolb. "Also, sources of water have been randomly tested and critical numbers have been found to be non-potable. This was a significant concern and why we all fully understood the importance of securing funds for this joint water project. This announcement will significantly move this project forward in an expeditious manner."