Senator Stewart-Cousins: Yonkers Waste Water Treatment Plant to Get “Green” Makeover

Andrea Stewart-Cousins

September 11, 2009

              State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D/WF – 35th District) announced today that Westchester County will receive federal stimulus funding in the amount of $234,000 earmarked for the installation of energy efficient components at the Yonkers waste water treatment facility.

            “Investing in infrastructure projects such as this and using today’s energy efficient technology is key to saving tax dollars and improving the quality of life in our communities,” stated Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins. 

            Senator Stewart-Cousins said that the replacement of lighting at the Yonkers waste water facility with more energy-efficient lamps will save 65% of the energy used for lighting around the 27 acre site.

            The funding is part of a larger pool of grants to be used across the State specifically for the installation of cost-cutting solutions for progressive water conservation,  and utilizing energy efficient technologies to clean water and drinking water facilities.

“I am pleased to work with President Obama and Governor Paterson to ensure federal stimulus money is being used for these purposes and applaud the funding of Westchester County’s waste water treatment plant in Yonkers to install energy efficient lighting, concluded Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins.