Livingston gets nearly $4M in water quality funds

ALBANY — New York State has awarded nearly $4 million to water quality improvement projects in Livingston County.

The funding, which totals $3.995,548 and includes projects in at least eight different communities, was among more than $272 million awarded through the state’s Water Quality Improvement Project program administered by the state Department of Environmental Conservation, to 179 projects across the state. Several of the projects are in the four-county GLOW region.

“Our state’s economic development goals cannot be achieved without clean water for drinking, recreation, and the overall quality of life New Yorkers expect and deserve,” Gov. Kathy Hochul said in announcing the funding awards on Dec. 21. “These sustained investments in water quality improve the health of our communities while creating economic opportunity through well paying, long lasting jobs.”

In Livingston County the awards range from $198,000 to the Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority to $1 million for the Village of Avon.

“We are grateful to the state for recognizing the importance of water quality and the significant role it plays in community health and economic development,” said Jason Molino, executive director of the LCWSA. “These sustained investments in our public infrastructure and the environment will safeguard our drinking water in Livingston County for generations to come.”

The LCWSA received two awards totalling $565,631.

Livingston County projects receiving funds in Round XI of Regional Economic Development Council funding include:

n County Road Ditch Remediation in the Conesus Lake Watershed; Livingston County, in cooperation with the towns of Conesus, Geneseo and Sparta, will implement erosion control measures to 14,380 feet of roadside ditches with severe erosion issues for projects in the watershed. Locations are Jones Hill Road in Conesus, Long Point Road in Geneseo, and Story Road in Sparta. The project includes installation of structural and vegetative stabilization measures of eroding roadside ditches to improve water quality in the watershed; $973,335;

n Booher Hill Erosion and Stormwater Control: The Livingston County Soil and Water Conservation District will address direct water quality impacts to Conesus Lake through improvements to its stormwater runoff management system. The project will include the addition of grass and hardscape best management practices to reduce erosion and improve water quality, $320,000;

n Groveland Station Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection: The Livingston County Water and Sewer Authority received funds to install ultraviolet effluent at the treatment facility to improve water quality by reducing pathogens in plant’s discharge, $367,576;

n Lakeville Wastewater Treatment Plant Phosphorus Removal: The LCWSA will add year-round phosphorus removal at the treatment facility to reduce phosphorus entering the Genessee River, $198,055;

n Town of York Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection: The town was awarded funds to installing ultraviolet effluent disinfection at its treatment plant to improve water quality by reducing pathogens in the plant’s discharge, $750,400;

n Village of Avon Wastewater Treatment Facility Disinfection. The village will install ultraviolet effluent disinfection at the treatment plant to improve the quality of treated effluent entering the Genesee River, $1,000,000;

n Village of Nunda Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection. The village will install an ultraviolet effluent disinfection system at the plant to improve the quality of treated effluent entering Keshequa Creek, $386,182;

Other area projects awarded money include:

Genesee County

n Town of Pavilion Wastewater Treatment Facility Disinfection, installing ultraviolet effluent disinfection at the treatment plant to improve the quality of treated effluent entering Oatka Creek, $428,000;

n Village of Bergen Wastewater Treatment Facility Disinfection, installing ultraviolet effluent disinfection system at the treatment plant to reduce pathogens in the plant’s discharge, $137,500;

n Village of Elba Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection, installing ultraviolet effluent disinfection system at the treatment plant to improve the quality of treated effluent entering the Oak Orchard Creek Tributary, $288,750;

n Village of Le Roy Wastewater Treatment Plant Disinfection, installing ultraviolet effluent disinfection system at the treatment facility to improve water quality by reducing pathogens in the discharge to Oatka Creek, $1,000,000;

Orleans County

n Village of Holley Wastewater Treatment Facility Disinfection, installing ultraviolet effluent disinfection at the plant to improve water quality by reducing pathogens in discharge to East Branch Sandy Creek, $783,016;

n Village of Lyndonville Wastewater Treatment Facility Disinfection, instaling an effluent disinfection system at the plant to improve the quality of treated effluent entering Johnson Creek, $483,460;

Wyoming County

n Town of Pike Salt Storage Shed, building shed to cover currently exposed salt pile, to protect principal aquifer and mitigate salt runoff to Emory Brook, $331,334;

n Village of Perry Wastewater Treatment Facility Disinfection, installing ultraviolet effluent disinfection at the plant to improve the quality of treated effluent entering Silver Lake Outlet, $1,000,000.

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