Stony Point, NY – New York State Senator Pete Harckham and Assemblymember Chris Eachus announced today that $2,754,838 in state grant funding has been awarded to the Town of Stony Point for a wastewater treatment improvement project as part of the state’s initiative to revitalize municipalities and create new economic opportunities.
“As the historic Stony Point community continues to grow, its infrastructure will require updating and modernization, especially in terms of resiliency and sustainability,” said Harckham. “This state grants will help fund vital sanitary sewer improvements and support smart growth planning to keep up with the town’s progress.”
“One of the top litmus tests of any effective legislator is the ability to bring back funding to their district,” said Eachus. “With this over $2.7 million dollar investment into the Town of Stony Point residents will see real, on-the-ground improvements in their growing community. I am beyond grateful to be able to deliver this critical funding to my constituents and thank my colleague, Senator Harckham, for his tireless advocacy. This is the first of what’s to come, and Stony Point has a new seat at the table in Albany.”
The funding that Stony Point was awarded will be used to replace the influent pump station, grit chamber, and bar screen (headworks) at the town’s sewage treatment plant to better handle peak flows through the plant and reduce sanitary sewer overflows to the Hudson River.
The state grant was part of more than $108 million going to 51 projects through the State’s Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) program. Administered by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the WQIP grant program funds projects that directly improve water quality or aquatic habitat, or protect a drinking water source.
Supported in part by the New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and Clean Water Infrastructure Improvement Act funding, WQIP projects include municipal wastewater treatment upgrades, non-agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control, land acquisition projects for source water protection, salt storage construction, aquatic connectivity restoration, and marine habitat restoration.
Pete Harckham represents the 40th Senate District, which includes the towns of Carmel, Kent, Patterson and Southeast, and the village of Brewster in Putnam County; the town of Stony Point in Rockland County; and the city of Peekskill, the towns of Bedford, Cortlandt, Lewisboro, New Castle, North Salem, Somers and Yorktown, the towns/villages of Mount Kisco and Ossining, and the villages of Briarcliff Manor, Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson in Westchester County.
Chris Eachus represents the 99th Assembly District, which includes the Towns of Cornwall, New Windsor, Highlands, Woodbury, Palm Tree, and the Villages of Monroe and Harriman in Orange County; and the Town of Stony Point in Rockland County.
Tom Staudter / Office of State Sen. Pete Harckham
(914) 419-5221 mobile
David Rabbitts / Office of State Asm. Chris Eachus
(845) 325-9683 mobile