New York Congressman Paul Tonko and Mechanicville officials announce federal funds for water infrastructure

Mar 22, 2022

The City of Mechanicville is receiving nearly $1 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to replace miles of old water pipes.

New York Congressman Paul Tonko joined local officials Monday to announce $800,000 in federal funding for the small Saratoga County city. The Democrat from the 20th district says it’s a million dollar project and the city will fund the rest.

"The shutdowns you've had to have because of repairs that were required cause all kinds of delay all kinds of interruption in households and businesses certainly the business community endures when that weakness is there," Tonko said.

Newly elected Mayor Mike Butler says Mechanicville’s water infrastructure is likely more than a century old.

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