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$6.5M coming to Chautauqua, Genesee counties for water improvements

Water coming out of a silver faucet

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has announced over $13.7 million in federal funding to improve water infrastructure in New York's rural areas.

The money comes through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Water and Waste Disposal Loan and Grant Program.

Regionally, a grant of $920,000 and a $1.8 million loan are going to help pay for a public water distribution system in the town of Westfield in Chautauqua County.

Also in Chautauqua County, a nearly $2.29 million grant will help improve about 12,900 linear feet of eight-inch water main in the town of Dunkirk's Shorewood water district.

In the Genesee County town of Bergen, a grant of $950,000 and a loan of $577,000 will provide additional funding for a water distribution system for the Water Benefit Improvement Area project.

Mark Wozniak, WBFO's local All Things Considered host, has been at WBFO since mid-1978.