A core element of our W-A-P-P-I-N-G-E-R Initiatives is providing our residents and businesses expanded water and sewer services.
Many of our Town’s ongoing efforts have been focused on protecting our Town’s Natural Resources and most especially our drinking water sources. In support of those initiatives, we have focused intensively on obtaining Federal, State, County and private funding sources for expanded water infrastructure development.
With great enthusiasm Supervisor Thurston is very proud to announce that our close collaboration with our Congressman Pat Ryan and his staff has resulted in Congressman Ryan selecting the Town of Wappinger for a $3.5 Million grant per the following press release:
Congressman Pat Ryan Nominates Town of Wappinger for $3.5M Project to Improve Water Infrastructure
TOWN OF WAPPINGER, NY – Today, Congressman Pat Ryan announced he had chosen the Town of Wappinger as one of his 15 Community Projects and submitted their request to the House Appropriations Committee. This highly selective process received over 100 applicants. The $3.5M project will provide safe and clean municipally-sourced water to residential and commercial properties along the southern half of Route 9 in the Town of Wappinger.
Congressman Ryan recently met with Supervisor Thurston in Washington to discuss this and other projects.
“This is an incredibly competitive process, but I’ve worked with Supervisor Thurston for a while now, and I know how important this $3.5M in federal funding will be to the Town of Wappinger,” said Representative Pat Ryan. “So when he laid out the case for this Community Project, the decision couldn’t have been easier. I look forward to continuing to work alongside Supervisor Thurston as we deliver safer and cleaner water for Wappinger families and businesses.
“This is a huge announcement for the people of Wappinger, who for too long have lacked access to clean and safe drinking water in several areas of the town, including along Route 9,” said Town of Wappinger Supervisor Richard Thurston. “This nomination for federal funding is an absolute game-changer, delivering tangible results for Wappinger families’ and businesses’ at a time when they need it most. I’m excited to work on this project with Congressman Ryan and continue to fight alongside each other for this community.