water infrastructure

Troy Water Plant
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Troy is laying the foundation to implement a new water pipeline project connecting the Tomhannock Reservoir in Pittstown to the city water treatment plant.

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Vermont is going to get nearly $19 million for clean water projects.

Paul Tonko
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Capital Region Congressman Paul Tonko stopped by Albany Medical Center Tuesday morning to headline a press conference on water systems and infrastructure.

This is the site of the Troy water main break on the day after.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A more than century-old water line under the streets of Troy that burst in January 2016, setting off a water crisis around the Capital Region, has been replaced.

drop of water
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The New York state budget includes $2.5 billion for clean water infrastructure, which lawmakers and environmentalists alike are cheering. And fueled by drinking water contamination in Hoosick Falls and Newburgh, there is companion legislation that requires nearly all public drinking water supplies in the state to be tested for emerging contaminants.

Workers in 2016 attend to the broken pipe, preparing to weld new pieces.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Next week the city of Troy will begin work to replace a water line that burst in January 2016, impacting several nearby communities and rerouting traffic for weeks.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

When a water main breaks it can poke a hole in a municipal budget. Some local leaders are renewing their call for establishment of an emergency water infrastructure fund for New York.

crews work to repair a hole in a street
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A recent report puts a price tag on repairs required to local water systems in Massachusetts.  It also adds to a national political issue because President Donald Trump has promised to make a massive investment in infrastructure. 

Federal funding is headed to a village in Dutchess County for water system upgrades.

NYS Water Infrastructure Projects Receive Funding

Jan 14, 2017
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Friday announced nearly $663 million in grants, interest-free loans and low-cost loans for water infrastructure projects across the state. Four of these projects are in the Hudson Valley.

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Mayors and other local officials from New York's capital region are urging Gov. Andrew Cuomo to remember the state's aging water pipes as he puts together his budget proposal.

Detour
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

The water emergency in Albany is over. The water main line under South Lake Avenue near the intersection with Elberon Place has been repaired, restoring water service for the major water transmission line there. Citywide water restrictions have been lifted, but the street remains closed.

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Flood-prone areas in Albany are getting relief. Officials are taking steps to counter the perennial problem.

Detour
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Water restrictions continue in Albany as work crews press on with repairs to the infrastructure where a sinkhole opened up along South Lake Avenue.

HV Communities Receive Water Infrastructure Grants

Aug 15, 2016
Drops of water
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Hudson Valley communities are the recipients of nearly $30 million in New York state grants for water infrastructure improvements.

The Albany Sinkhole, August 8, 2016
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Infrastructure issues continue to dog two area cities. Here's the latest on the Albany sinkhole and the Troy water main break.

SUV in Sinkhole
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

In the second major infrastructure failure in the neighborhood this year, a ruptured water main caused a sinkhole that swallowed a car and snarled traffic near Albany's Washington Park today.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

City officials are glad to know that 120 leaks in its water system have been identified and can be repaired, reducing the amount of water being lost as Newburgh continues to face its contamination crisis.

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The recently-approved New York state budget includes a doubling of investments in water infrastructure. Environmental groups and others are applauding the increase.

The enacted budget invests $350 million over the next two years to help communities upgrade and maintain drinking and wastewater infrastructure. First established in 2015, the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act is a three-year grant program started with an original investment of $200 million.  Dan Shapley is Water Quality Program Manager for Westchester County-based environmental group Riverkeeper.

Congressman Paul Tonko
Congressman Paul Tonko

  From Flint to Lansingburgh, water infrastructure has been a major problem lately.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York Representative Paul Tonko discusses the issue with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

Less than a day after a burst 33-inch water main was repaired in the City of Troy's Lansingburgh neighborhood, another pipe ruptured Saturday morning.