Washington, D.C. –  Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik announced $500,000 in grant funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission to build a new wastewater treatment facility, which is under a consent order by New York State DEC to be replaced by Fall 2021. The current facility has been in operation since 1939.

“I’m thrilled to announce $500,000 in funding for the Northern Border Regional Commission to build a much needed and modernized wastewater treatment facility,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “I have been a consistent advocate for the NBRC since day one in Congress, and I’m proud to have been able to deliver this important result for the community, and will continue my efforts to revitalize our region.”

“We greatly appreciate Congresswoman Stefanik’s support in this vital project, to insure “The Queen of American Lakes” will be protected and enjoyed for many generations,” said Mayor Blais.

“The dangers posed to Lake George’s spectacular water quality and our regional economy from harmful algal blooms and other threats are very real, and today’s grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission will help the Village of Lake George take decisive action to reduce those risks,” said Eric Siy, Executive Director of the FUND for Lake George. “We are grateful to Congresswoman Stefanik for her strong and persistent voice in support of this funding. The Congresswoman’s actions will help ensure the replacement of the Village’s failing, Depression-era wastewater treatment plant for the long-term benefit of Lake George.”