SALINA, N.Y. -- The Town of Salina received a large grant Monday to help improve sewers that affect over 4,000 homes in the Liverpool and Mattydale communities.
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation approved a $2 million grant to help offset the $5 million costs of the sewer improvement projects.
Areas in Liverpool and Mattydale have sustained overflows in residences and properties due to infiltration issues. The grant will not only improve the quality of life for those within the town, but also makes the projects much more affordable for taxpayers, saving them thousands of dollars.
"EFC is presenting a check for $2 million to the Town of Salina to help them address their storm water infrastructure needs. It takes a $5 million project and brings it down to $3 (million), certainly more affordable for the community," said Matthew Driscoll, EFC President and CEO.
The town has improvement projects in the works, with one just finishing up, and the next scheduled to begin sometime next year.