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USDA awards loan to Scriba for sewage project, Potsdam for water project

By Eric Reinhardt (ereinhardt@cnybj.com)

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The Town of Scriba in Oswego County and the Village of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County will use federal loans for projects focused on sewage and water.

Scriba was approved for a $15 million loan, while Potsdam will use a nearly $1.9 million loan, U.S. Senators Charles Schumer (D–N.Y.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D–N.Y.)  said.

The loans are part of nearly $38 million U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development as part of the water and waste disposal loans and grants program.

Recipients will use the funding to improve access to clean water, reliable sanitation, and water storage for firefighting purposes.

The Town of Scriba in Oswego will receive a loan of $15,011,000 that will benefit 875 residents and install a new sewage collection system; extend sewer service to residents and existing nuclear-power plants; and construct a new wastewater treatment facility.

The Village of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County will receive a loan of $1,895,000 that will benefit 9,428 residents and renovate the district’s water tank to improve quality and quantity of water.

 

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