Town of Geneva Receives Two Important State Grants!
The Town of Geneva has been awarded two State grants for important projects having regional impact. The first was a $2,862,236 grant from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation that will pay 60% of the cost of improvements needed to increase the capacity of the Town's water plant at Kashong Point, and for improvements to storage facilities in the Town of Seneca, that complete the system and together will allow increased supply to the Towns of Geneva, Seneca and Benton, and eventually the Town of Torrey. New developments and expansions in the towns require more water than the current system can reliably supply. The work that will take place over the next two years should cover anticipated growth in demand for the next 30 years.
The second award is a $270,000 grant from the NYS Department of State that will cover 75% of the cost of a Nine-Element Watershed Plan for the Seneca Lake Watershed, which includes Keuka Lake. The 25% local share has already been raised by the lake associations and organizations spearheading the effort. Deteriorating water quality is a serious threat to the Finger Lakes, and the Nine-Element Watershed Plan will identify the quantity and source of pollutants, set water quality goals, define pollution reductions needed to meet the goals, and provide a plan of actions and best management practices needed to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The watershed plan will take about three years to complete and will include outreach for input from area stakeholders and interested members of the public.For more information contact Supervisor Mark Venuti at firstname.lastname@example.org or 315-789-3922