Jacobs Announces $17 Million in Rural Water Development Funding

September 23, 2020
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.) – Congressman Chris Jacobs (NY-27) is announcing $17,235,000 million in USDA loans and grants for rural water development and updates through the USDA. The money will be distributed between four municipalities – The Towns of Byron, Pavilion, and Stafford, and Dansville Village. 


“Modern water infrastructure and access to clean drinking water are urgent needs facing many of the more rural communities in Western New York. I commend the USDA for making the health and safety of these communities a priority, and I look forward to continuing to work with them to support our towns and villages,” Jacobs said. 


The loans and grants will be used to enhance water storage and access as well as clean up areas that are struggling with contaminated water supplies. 


  • The Town of Byron is receiving a $5,550,000 loan and $4,425,000 grant to create a Water Improvement Area. This will extend water service to 608 people who currently do not have access to safe, potable water.
  • Dansville Village is receiving a $3,701,000 loan to improve the village water system. This project will repair the water system for 4,719 residents to provide safe drinking water.
  • The Town of Stafford is receiving a $1,353,000 loan and a $1,639,000 grant to create a new Water District (#12), which will extend safe drinking water service to 185 residents who do not currently have it. 
  • The Town of Pavilion is receiving a $567,000 loan to build a 300,000-gallon water storage tank and over one mile of water supply pipeline. The tank and pipeline will service 2,495 residents.


“Building and updating rural infrastructure is a top priority for me. Whether it is for new roadways and safer bridges, rural broadband access, or safe drinking water – I will continue fighting to ensure the needs of rural residents are met,” Jacobs said.