CWC Board approves funding for stormwater projects

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NEWS from the Catskill Watershed Corp
Contact: Diane Galusha, Communications Director
845-586-1400 ext. 306

MARGARETVILLE, March 17, 2017: The Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors, at its March 7 meeting, approved funding for several stormwater control projects.

The Future Stormwater Program will reimburse Community Bank in Fleischmanns up to $16,795 for stormwater control costs associated with paving a parking lot adjacent to the Bushkill stream; the Town of Prattsville up to $62,446 for stormwater controls required for the construction of a medical clinic; and the Village of Delhi up to $156,141 for costs associated with stormwater controls at a new paved River Walk recreational trail adjacent to the West Branch of the Delaware River.

The Riverwalk project will also benefit from a $247,682 grant from the Stormwater Retrofit Program for Phase 2 of the project, addressing existing impervious surfaces in the vicinity of the trail. A Retrofit Grant of $43,500 will go to Delaware Academy and Central School for the design of a comprehensive stormwater improvement project on its campus in Delhi.

The Board also approved awards for the operation and maintenance of previously funded and now completed stormwater controls at Delaware Valley Hospital, Walton ($46,807) and the Town of Lexington ($31,278).

The CWC is a non-profit, Local Development Corporation responsible for several environmental protection, economic development and education programs in the New York City Watershed West of the Hudson River.