Mayor Byron W. Brown, Senator Charles E. Schumer and Congressman Brian Higgins announced Thursday that $17.6 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have been approved for the Buffalo Sewer Authority’s planning, design and construction of the Hamburg Drain Control Facility, which collects and processes input from twenty sewer regulators within the
“These stimulus dollars to upgrade
According to the Sewer Authority, design is over 50 percent done for the new Hamburg Drain Control Facility and the Authority expects to go to bid this fall for its constructions.
“This project is also an essential component of
Mayor Brown is a member of Building America’s Future, a national, bipartisan coalition of state and locally elected officials who are working collaboratively to gain a stronger federal commitment to upgrade infrastructure throughout the country. The new group was formed by Governors Arnold Schwarzenegger (CA) and Ed Rendell (PA) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
“In order to strengthen
To date, $37.7 in federal stimulus funds have been approved for a variety of projects in the City of
The Recovery Act provides $19 billion for clean water, flood control, and environmental restoration investments expected to support over 2,000 water infrastructure projects and create 300,000 jobs nationwide.
The federal stimulus funds will be matched with $8.8 million from the Buffalo Sewer Authority.