Senator Larkin Announces $12.5 Million For City of Newburgh Infrastructure Improvements

William J. Larkin, Jr.

July 06, 2017

Senator Bill Larkin (R-C-I, 39th District) announced today that the City of Newburgh will receive $12.5 million to finance costs associated with the planning, design and construction of improvements based on the City of Newburgh’s Long-Term Control Plan for combined sewage collection system and wastewater treatment plant. 

“This funding is imperative for the City of Newburgh as it works to rebuild its water infrastructure,” said Senator Bill Larkin.  “I have never stopped working with local and state officials to ensure the greater Newburgh community had all of the resources that it needs to address the problems they continue to face.  I am pleased that our hard work has led to a sizeable financial contribution from New York State.  Cooperation and teamwork always produces positive results.”

“I want to thank Senator Bill Larkin for working with Governor Cuomo and all other officials involved in making this happen,” said City of Newburgh Mayor Judy Kennedy.  “Our Senator has been relentless from day one in making sure we kept both he and state officials current on what our needs are both short-term and long-term.  With this funding and the continued cooperation of all parties involved the future looks bright for our great city.”

The $12.5 million is a combination of a grant and a zero interest loan.  $3.1 million is part of a Water Infrastructure Improvement Act (WIIA) Grant.  $9.4 million is in the form of a zero interest loan.  This funding is through the the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation.