State Sen. Rob Ortt today announced he secured $250,000 in state funds to help offset costs for the water line project in the City of Niagara Falls. Ortt has been fighting for financial assistance after learning dozens of residents in the LaSalle neighborhood were without running water for several weeks over the past two winters due to frozen water lines.
The funding will cover a portion of the water main work recently done along 72nd Street and adjacent streets.
“Essential services like water are a basic taxpayer expectation and one of government’s primary obligations,” Ortt said. “This funding will ease the burden on the City of Niagara Falls by helping to rebuild their water infrastructure. More importantly, it will relieve the burden of Niagara Falls residents who – through no fault of their own – have been bearing the brunt of this unacceptable collapse in services. For these reasons, I will continue to prioritize infrastructure spending to help rebuild our communities.”
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