Syracuse Mayor pushing for water infrastructure funding from American Rescue Plan Act

Jul 23, 2021

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — Syracuse Mayor Ben Walsh has proposed that funding through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) go towards water infrastructure projects including one for the Skaneateles drinking water intake pipe extension.

The mayor is pushing for investment in projects including:

  • $4,070,000 in ARPA funds to begin the design and construction phase of the extension on intake pipe number two in Skaneateles Lake 
  • $3,360,000 for the replacement of Guilford, Brookford and Westminster pump stations
  • $1,150,000 for security upgrades at Water Department facilities
  • $1,030,000 for the water supply conduit crossing Nine Mile Creek project
  • $390,000 for replacement of Skaneateles weir (low dam) for water flow management 

ARPA funds will supplement other sources of funding for those projects as well.

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