The U.S. Department of Agriculture is awarding $27 million to the Village of Cambridge through the Water and Disposal Loan and Grant Program. The funding will be used for a new sewer collection system and treatment plan.

As News10 ABC has reported:

“On behalf of the Village of Cambridge, I would like to say thank you to the USDA for investing in our community by providing critical infrastructure to protect our environment and promote public health,” said Cambridge Mayor Carman Bogle. “Thank you, Senator Gillibrand, for recognizing the need and always supporting the Villages’ efforts.”

The grant includes $16,134,000 in Rural Development direct loan funds and $10,866,000 in Rural Development grant funds. The USDA Water and Waste Disposal program offers financing and grant funding to support clean and reliable drinking water systems, sanitary sewage disposal, waste disposal, and stormwater drainage. The program serves households and businesses in rural areas with populations of 10,000 or less that are eligible.