Sweden files first water funding application with Rural Development
The Town of Sweden filed its first public water expansion funding application with the US Department of Agriculture/Rural Development on May 10. The proposed water district would extend public water on Lake Road from where water ends just north of Swamp Road south to the Bergen town line; on Redman Road from Fourth Section Road south to White Road and all of Country View Terrace.
The estimated cost of the project is $4.3 million and Sweden is seeking funding that would bring the cost within the NYS Comptroller’s threshold of affordability. The 2019 threshold for new water districts is $898 per year per parcel inclusive of debt service and water consumption. It will likely be some months before Sweden learns the outcome of its grant application.