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Louisville receives an additional $400,000 in funding for Water District #3

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LOUISVILLE - When the town was holding public meetings on the creation of a third water district, residents were told they could expect to pay $631 per year for water service.

They were informed though that there was a possibility the town could receive additional funding, which would lower those costs. Town Supervisor Larry R. Legault announced this week the town has received an additional $400,000 in grant funding.

“I’m happy for the people of Water District 3,” Mr. Legault said. “We had told them this was a possibility.”

The funding package from the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Drinking Water State Revolving Fund now includes a $2 million grant with an interest-free loan of $7,275,000 to be paid back over a 30-year period.

Councilman Roy A. “Slim” Beshaw said he was pleased with the announcement.

“Now it’s going to be less than $50 a month,” he said. “It’s going to make those people happy.”

Mr. Legault said bids for the project will be requested this winter, in hopes of getting started this spring.

According to a letter from Matthew J. Driscoll, who serves as president of the Environmental Facilities Corporation, the $9.275 million project will bring water to more than 400 homes in Louisville and a portion of Norfolk.

Service from Water District 3 will begin at the town’s office complex and continue along state Route 37 to Steve’s Gas before turning down County Route 39 into the hamlet of Louisville. Water service will also be coming to the a portion of the Willard Road that remains unversed.

The district will then continue along Route 39 onto the Thompson Ridge Road to state Route 56, where it will end at the Norfolk town line. The district will also extend onto West Hatfield Street, where it will wrap around state Route 37 back to state Route 56, picking up several residents of the town of Norfolk.

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