Garden City gets $16.6 million in grants to improve its water supply system

GARDEN CITY, NY – The Village of Garden City has received more than $16 million in state grants to help pay for the village’s water cleanup.

The state’s Environmental Facilities Corporation today awarded nearly $640 million in grants to water supply projects across the state. Garden City receives $16,680,000 in grants for four projects.

“Upgrading our state’s water infrastructure is essential to ensuring that every New Yorker has access to safe drinking water,” Governor Kathy Hochul said in a statement. “Protecting the public health of New Yorkers will always be a top priority for my administration, and this funding demonstrates that commitment. We will continue to work collaboratively with all levels of government to give localities the funding they need to improve the statewide water quality.”

Garden City receives money for purification projects at its No. 7 and No. 9 factories, as well as four wells around the village. These are ongoing projects to remove contaminants, such as 1,4-dioxane.

In total, Long Island municipalities have received more than $255 million in grants. The state estimates that the work for the grants will create more than 12,000 jobs in the area.

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