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Hopewell getting $170K for water project

This Ontario County town is getting $170,000 in federal funding to extend its municipal water system.

The funding was announced in a recent press release from U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. It was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development Grant Program.

Specifically, the money will be used to develop Hopewell Central Water Extension #3, which will bring clean and safe drinking water to 75 area residents.

“I want to thank the senators and the USDA for awarding us this grant, which provides the final piece of funding that we need to move forward with this project. Our plans to improve the water system were put on hold for several years due to a lack of funding,” Hopewell Supervisor Ted Bateman said. “This grant puts us back on track and we are ready to break ground later this year.”

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