TOM REED LAUDS WESTFIELD’S GRANT FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT UPGRADES
Tom Reed praised the Village of Westfield’s federal grant of $2,116,400 for much needed upgrades to the Chautauqua County village’s waste-water treatment facility. Reed says the infrastructure improvements are critical to the public safety and health of the village.
“This federal help will allow the Village of Westfield to upgrade its infrastructure at the Westfield Water Pollution Control Facility (WWPCF) and cares for Chautauqua County’s critical grape industry,” Tom Reed said. “What’s more, the project will create more than 140 jobs in the area.”
“The Westfield wastewater treatment grant award is terrific news for Chautauqua County,” Vince Horrigan, Chautauqua County Executive said. “This grant is essential to retaining and growing jobs in the Grape processing industry. Special thanks to our Congressman and Senators for their support as well as our State officials.”
"I want to thank Congressman Tom Reed and his office for working diligently at the Federal level to assist in securing U.S. Economic Development Administration grant funding for the Village of Westfield wastewater treatment plant upgrade project,” said Michael VandeVelde, Mayor, Village of Westfiel. “I believe everyone knows how important our three grape processors, Mogen David (The Wine Group), Grower's Co-op. and Welch’s, are to our local economy and how important this public-private partnership with the wastewater treatment plant is to them.”
"I am very pleased that the U.S. Economic Development Administration has recognized the importance of wastewater infrastructure relative to economic development,” said Aaron Resnick, Executive Director, Westfield Development Corporation. “As our $340 million regional grape growing and processing industry is a critical sector in our local and regional economy which supports a significant number of jobs, this funding assistance will allow the Village of Westfield, New York to continue to offer reliable, cost effective wastewater treatment to our existing grape processors as well as enable new agribusiness development and expansion. We are thankful for the tremendous level of support from Congressman Reed and his staff in securing this funding."