Senator Gallivan Announces State Grants for Water Infrastructure Improvement Projects

Funding Will Support Projects in Erie, Wyoming & Livingston Counties

Senator Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C, Elma) is announcing more than $13 million in grants to communities within the 59th State Senate District to support critical water infrastructure projects.  These grants are part of a nearly $300 million awarded statewide through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Grant, Intermunicipal Grant, Green Innovation Grant, and Engineering Planning Grant programs.   

The grants awarded by the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation are part of the state's nation-leading commitment to modernize the state's aging water and sewer systems by providing the financial resources that municipalities need to undertake critical once-in-a-generation projects.

“Maintaining and improving our aging water infrastructure is necessary to ensure safe drinking water for our residents and to protect our environment,” Senator Gallivan said.  “The grants make it possible for communities to finance these projects, which in turn support homeowners, businesses and the local economy.”

Projects include:

  • $1,375,000 Village of Gowanda Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • $5,000,000 Village of Attica for water treatment plant improvements
  • $1,653,150 Town of Castile Gardeau Water District Improvements
  • $5,000,000 Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority for Leicester/York water supply expansion

Grants are also awarded to fund engineering costs to help jumpstart planning for clean water infrastructure projects. These include:

  • $50,000 Village of Attica inflow and infiltration study
  • $50,000 Town of Castile sewer collection improvement study
  • $100,000 Village of Depew sewer improvements – phase 9
  • $40,000 Village of Gowanda inflow and infiltration study
  • $50,000 Village of Lima inflow and infiltration evaluation
  • $100,000 Livingston County Water & Sewer Authority collection system study
  • $50,000 Village of Warsaw sanitary sewer inflow and infiltration study


Statewide, the grants will support water infrastructure projects that safeguard drinking water from the risk of toxic chemicals, increase community resilience to flooding, regionalize water systems, support local economies, and are critical to protecting public health and the environment. The grants are projected to save local taxpayers an estimated $1 billion.