Governor Cuomo provides funds to Dunkirk

Mayor Rosas proudly announces that today more state funding is coming to the City of Dunkirk that will assist us in addressing one of the many concerns for our City thanks to Governor Andrew Cuomo.

“I am excited and pleased to announce that once again Governor Cuomo has granted the City of Dunkirk with needed funds.  His support of me and the residents of this City are never ending, and I am proud of our mutual relationship.” Mayor Rosas stated.

The City of Dunkirk was one of 18 municipalities out of the 3,400 that the Governor selected for these funds.  Mayor Rosas said, “It is due to our City’s high quality drinking water and our pioneering regional North County Water District that Governor Cuomo has chosen the City of Dunkirk as one of 18 of New York State’s 3,400 active governments to receive approximately $600,000 from the State Health Department to accelerate removal of lead fittings of our water lines.”

Randy Woodbury, Director of Public Works stated, “We have already begun doing this as a precaution such as with the new CDBG-paid water lines on Hoyt Street and Seel Street.”

Mayor Rosas said, “Because of the Governor’s special help we can now remove the old lead lines on Bataan Avenue and 700 block of Washington Avenue, and allow us to also get those areas freshly paved as well.”

“All cities have old lead fittings that could pose future problems. In Dunkirk the fittings are protected because the water from Lake Erie is of consistent high quality and essentially all impurities or corrosive agents are filtered out by activated carbon.  However, even with non-corrosive high-quality water, it is best to remove the lead.” Woodbury said.

Mayor Rosas credits our great Dunkirk water to our dedicated water system workers, especially Chief Operator Robert Lawrie, Chemist Kyle Schuster, and Supervisor Rob Curry.  “I feel these individuals, along with our Public Works Director, Randy Woodbury are doing a great service to this City, and their expertise and willingness to ensure the high quality of our water is greatly appreciated.”

“My sincerest thanks and appreciation go to Governor Cuomo as he continues to stand with me and the City of Dunkirk.” Rosas said.

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