Delgado Visits Village of Hobart Rural Water Infrastructure Facilities
10/24/2019 - During his in-district work week focused on improving rural infrastructure, Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) visited the Village of Hobart Department of Public Works in Delaware County with Hobart Mayor Aaron Kaufmann and Department of Public Works Superintendent Lucas McMullen to learn more about their water and wastewater facilities. The tour focused on the Village's aging water infrastructure and the need to partner with the federal government for grant funding to improve these facilities and pipes.
"Clean and safe water infrastructure is a basic human right and an economic necessity for our communities. I appreciate the opportunity to visit and learn more about the Village of Hobart's water and wastewater facilities, and discuss how I can partner on the federal level to ensure our communities have up-to-date water infrastructure." Delgado continued, "That's why I introduced the Promoting Infrastructure and Protecting the Economy (PIPE) Act this Spring to create a new discretionary grant program to fund local drinking water and sewer projects and to assist our communities with rural and municipal water needs."
This Spring, U.S. Representative Antonio Delgado (NY-19) announced legislation to help repair the nation's aging water infrastructure. The Promoting Infrastructure and Protecting the Economy (PIPE) Act would create a new grant program to help communities in New York and across the country invest in critical water system upgrades. The bill would authorize $5 billion over 10 years to provide discretionary grants to state and local governments, tribal governments, and public water utilities for projects related to drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. The PIPE Act would allow communities to continue to provide clean water for their residents and reliable water systems that help promote economic development.