Assemblyman Jeff Gallahan (R,C-Manchester) is announcing a $50,000 State and Municipal Facilities Program grant he secured for the Town of Phelps that will enable them to build and operate a bulk water filling station. This much-needed filling station will alleviate the issues many Phelps residents have regularly obtaining clean water, as currently only about 20-25% of residents have access to a public water supply.
“There aren’t many things more essential to life than access to clean, safe water. I am excited that I was able to secure this grant for the Town of Phelps,” said Gallahan. “This filling station will be a great way for people to conveniently access potable water any time of the year, any time of day. I thank Supervisor Norm Teed and Water Superintendent Mike Vienna for their hard work and advocacy to bring more water access to the Town of Phelps.”
“This water filling station will be a great resource for our community,” said Norm Teed, Phelps Town Supervisor. “Getting residents water has been a top priority of mine that I have worked daily to address. I thank Assemblyman Gallahan for working with us to make this project a reality. I am eager for construction to begin so we can deliver this much needed filling station to Phelps residents.”
“This project will greatly increase both residents and visitors’ access to water that does not currently have it or whose wells may run low,” said Mike Vienna, Phelps Water Superintendent. “When people have needed water, we’d need to arrange someone to meet them at a fire hydrant, which has not been the most cost effective solution. Once this project is completed that will all change, and the filling station will make water much more affordable and accessible to the people of Phelps. Thank you to Assemblyman Gallahan for his strong leadership in securing these important funds for Phelps.”