On Thursday, Assemblywoman Mary Beth Walsh (R,C,I,Ref-Ballston) joined local legislators and department heads to present the Safe Water Infrastructure Action Program (SWAP). SWAP will serve as a sister program to New York State’s Consolidated Local Street and Highway Improvement Program (CHIPs), and was created to make payments toward the replacement and rehabilitation of existing municipally-owned and funded drinking water, storm water and sanitary sewer systems.
“Clean drinking water, functional sanitary sewer systems and efficient storm water infrastructure, that’s what SWAP would help provide for municipalities throughout the state,” said Walsh. “We have seen how beneficial the CHIPs program has been for local governments, and I strongly believe that by using the same formula, we can ensure reliable and consistent funding for municipalities in need of these underground improvements. I am proud to be a sponsor of this common-sense legislation, and hope that my colleagues in both houses help us to move it forward this year.”