Between The Pipes

NYRWA wishes to welcome our newest staff members, Carrie Bolton and Brandon Cromp. Carrie Bolton has had a distinguished career in water systems operation with the Village of Fair Haven, and is taking over our USEPA Training Specialist position. She will be assisting public water systems, both municipal and privately owned, providing all levels of assistance from treatment through distribution, with special emphasis on emergency response plans and vulnerability assessments for this coming year. If you would like to contact Carrie for assistance, please email or contact her at 518-828-3155 ext 240.

 Brandon Cromp has joined our staff as a Wastewater Technician, serving our members in western and central NY (west of NYS Route 81).  Brandon previously worked for the Town of Springwater water & wastewater department, and we look forward to watching Brandon grow and excel in this new position.  Brandon will be out meeting wastewater operation specialists and touring facilities soon. In the near future, Brandon will be assisting with treatment and collection system needs, including smoke testing and video inspections.  If you would like to contact Brandon for assistance or a facility tour, please email or contact him at 518-828-3155 ext 110.

We look forward to many years together with Carrie and Brandon, and encourage you to utilize their assistance.

We sincerely appreciate the following sponsors who have committed to a sponsorship for our 2022 Annual Technical Training Workshop & Exhibition in Verona on May 23-25, 2022. These sponsorships will be used for door prizes and a Sponsorship Grand Prize for attendees.

1) Premier Sponsors - Koester Associates, and G.A. Fleet Associates, Inc.

2) Gold Sponsors - Mueller Company, EJ Prescott, General Control Systems, Inc. and Ti-SALES

3) Silver Sponsors - Auctions International, Kennedy Valve and M&H and BCA Architects & Engineers

4) Golf Hole Sponsors - EJ Prescott

If you are an Associate Member or Exhibitor and wish to provide a sponsorship for our 2022 Annual Technical Training Workshop & Exhibition, please reach out to Jamie Herman at

Thank you one and all for your continued support of this association!

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Learn more about NRWA Affinity Programs by visiting the NRWA website (
or by calling 1-800-545-1054. 

As many of you know, each year the New York Rural Water Association distributes one-time grants to five students across New York State valued at $500.00 each to help defray the cost of tuition, books, or room and board at an accredited institution of higher learning approved by the NYRWA.

We are asking you, our members, to help distribute our Founder’s Scholarship Application to your local high school guidance offices to ensure students from your area have an opportunity to apply. Please share the application found here with your local school guidance office. The guidance office can copy and distribute the application to students within your village, city, or town. Before you provide this to the school, please fill in the "NYRWA Member System Name” i.e. Village of ……..

This is a member benefit and we appreciate your assistance in ensuring students from your area have this opportunity to apply. In order to be eligible for a scholarship, applicants must complete the application form in its entirety and return it to the NYRWA by the entry postmark deadline, February 4, 2022. All pertinent information on applying are within the official rules, including the requirement to include an essay and student transcripts to be eligible.

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Drinking Water Projects:

  • Village of Cattaraugus in Cattaraugus County - $848,477 in long-term, interest-free financing to upgrade spring water sources, replace the water transmission main from the spring sources to the water distribution system, treatment system upgrades and water meter replacement.
  • Town of Hume in Allegany County - $2,018,700 grant from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund and $1,279,600 in short-term, interest-free financing to extend the town system to serve the Hume-Sanford Springs water system.
  • Town of Lewisboro in Westchester County - $289,500 WIIA grant to install water treatment software, new equipment and flushing valves and hydrants.

Clean Water Projects:

  • Village of Watkins Glen in Schuyler County - $13,806,415 in long-term, interest-free financing for the planning, design and construction of a regional wastewater treatment plant facility to serve the villages of Watkins Glen and Montour Falls.
  • Village of Montour Falls in Schuyler County - $5,662,103 in long-term, interest-free financing for the planning, design and construction of the aforementioned regional wastewater treatment plant facility with Watkins Glen.
  • Village of Phoenix in Oswego County - $2,734,136 in long-term, interest-free financing for wastewater system improvements.
  • Village of Potsdam in St. Lawrence County - $12,078,502 in long-term, interest-free financing for improvements to the wastewater treatment plant and pump station.
  • Town of Highlands in Orange County - $1,569,584 in long-term, interest-free financing for wastewater treatment plant repairs and improvements.
  • Village of Westhampton Beach in Suffolk County - $1,784,500 WIIA grant, $3,025,378 in short-term, interest-free financing and $8,025,377 in short-term, market rate financing to construct a new sewer collection system and upgrade the county sewer district sewage treatment plant.

Drinking Water Fluoridation – 2021
Solicitation of Interest #18737 Round 1

A new streamlined procurement process for DWF funding is now available. This new process will be administered through a Solicitation of Interest (SOI) which will be announced in the NYS Contract Reporter.

This SOI has two components:

Component 1: Planning and Feasibility Projects support municipalities seeking to pursue an Engineering report to:

- Study the feasibility (technical and economical) of starting fluoridation; OR

- Develop a technical plan for initiating fluoridation; OR

- Upgrade existing fluoridation system, including projects that have structural, chemical, or process modifications, that requires professional design services.

Up to $50,000 may be requested for Component 1 projects, with approximately $250,000 available to award each State Fiscal Year (SFY).

 Component 2: Implementation and Maintenance Projects support all the following:

- Purchase/repair and installation of fluoride equipment including equipment used for fluoride feed, personal operator safety and laboratory/analysis; AND/OR

- Construction/modification of building for the storage of fluoride additive and/or equipment;  AND/OR

- Upgrade of building and/or fluoridation equipment to address/meet the codes and standards outlined in the Recommended Standards for Water Works, 2018 Edition (Ten State Standards).

Up to $1 million may be requested for Component 2, with approximately $4.75 million available for award each SFY.

Eligible Municipalities may only submit a letter of interest for  one Component (either Component 1 or 2) in each issuance of this SOI. If both Components are required for a project, it is advised that the eligible municipality submit a letter of interest for Component 1 (Planning and Feasibility Projects) first. Once a successful eligible municipality has completed its Component 1 project (Engineering Report developed and final voucher and progress report submitted to NYSDOH), an eligible municipality may then submit a separate letter of interest for Component 2 (Implementation and Maintenance Projects) funding in a later issuance of the SOI.

Eligible municipalities will be selected on a first-come first-served basis if their project is complete and meets the requirements of the SOI. When funding has been depleted to a level such that a project’s total requested funding amount cannot be met, the eligible municipality will be offered a reduced award amount. If the eligible municipality accepts that amount, no further awards will be made. If the eligible municipality declines that amount, the next eligible municipality will be offered an award until funds are completely exhausted.

If available funding for a single state fiscal year is deemed deficient in size to properly make quarterly awards, NYSDOH reserves the right to not issue the quarterly SOI until the next SFY.

If funding becomes limited for any reason prior to the closing date of this SOI, the project will be suspended with adequate notice in the NYS Contract Reporter.

Written questions will be accepted until 4:00 pm EST, THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO DUE DATE. All questions should be submitted electronically to All questions should be submitted with the subject line “Drinking Water Fluoridation Grants”. If any updates and/or clarification of information are warranted, information will be posted in the Contract Reporter under the tab “Documents” for this announcement. Responses to questions received by 4:00 pm EST, THREE WEEKS PRIOR TO DUE DATE, will be posted continually on or about TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO DUE DATE.

To obtain more information and stay informed of this new funding opportunity, please sign up and register for an account with the Contract Reporter at

New Members
  • Anderson Shortell, Inc.
  • Bath Electric, Gas and Water Systems
  • Raananah Park Inc.


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