Emergency financial assistance is available to municipalities for wastewater and drinking water system issues that pose hazards to public health, public welfare or the environment. The amount is based on the reasonable costs immediately necessary to address the emergency. The financial assistance is to be repaid within one year.
Assistance can be provided within two business days of a determination by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) or Department of Health (DOH). Your will have to formally declare an emergency and submit an application.
School districts (drinking water projects only)
Recognized Indian nations or tribes
Public benefit corporations or authorities
Publicly-owned treatment works
Publicly-owned sewer system
Municipally-owned public water system
Infrastructure construction, replacement, or repair
Related engineering costs
Edward Hampston, P.E.
Director, Bureau of Water Compliance
Division of Water
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
518-402-9660 | [email protected]
David Phillips, P.E.
Chief, Design Section
Bureau of Water Supply Protection
NYS Department of Health
518-402-7650 | [email protected]