NY provides flood loans for municipal water works

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the state will
provide $25 million in no-interest loans to municipalities to
repair water works damaged by flooding from recent tropical storms.

State Environmental Facilities Corp. President Matt Driscoll
says that after inspections are complete, the loans could be sent
to local governments within a week. They will be used to repair
drinking water systems and sewage treatment plants.

A municipality could get up to $1 million to assess and fix pump
stations, electrical equipment, treatment facilities and other
apparatus. The loans could also cover temporary emergency services.

At one point on Friday, all three water systems in Broome County
were off line after severe flooding triggered by remnants of
Hurricane Lee.

Lee and Tropical Storm Irene hit communities from the
Adirondacks to the Southern Tier.

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