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State funding approved for City of Amsterdam infrastructure repairs

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CITY OF AMSTERDAM, NY (WRGB) Tuesday morning Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara announced that state funding has been approved to make emergency repairs to infrastructure in the City of Amsterdam.

Assemblyman Santabarbara, in a letter to the DEC, called for funding, stating that the repeated failure of the sewer system on Pershing road has left homeowners with out service, or sewage to flood their homes.

The Amsterdam Mayor issued an emergency declaration, citing the sewer system on Pershing Road as a threat to public health.

“After we were forced to deal with emergency repairs to the city’s infrastructure on Forest Avenue last summer, I immediately began working to establish the Water Infrastructure Emergency Assistance Program for situations just like this,” said Assemblyman Santabarbara. “Not only was my program established, it was also funded in this year’s state budget, and now we are seeing it in action,” Santabarbara added. “It’s a big win for upstate cities like Amsterdam that can now receive the help they need, when they need it, for unexpected emergency repairs to aging infrastructure.”

$560,000 in funding has been secured to repair the sewage leak on Pershing road, as well as $360,000 for a water main repair on the Route 30 bridge.

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