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DEC Announcement


Date: Friday, May 13, 2022
Details:Hi Everyone,

Starting today, all of the water well records are now listed with cased depths on our online search tool. Specific well locations including house numbers (when reported by the driller) are scheduled to be available on that search tool starting next Wednesday, May 18.

There is still more work to be done for these two new fields to be posted on the other online data sources (GIS Clearinghouse and Open Data Initiative). I will notify you when this work is complete.

For Long Island well logs (Nassau, Suffolk, Kings, and Queens), many well records are posted on DEC’s InfoLocator. For the wells that are posted, the pdf completion report is immediately available online.

Beth

Visit the Water Well Contractor Program online!

Beth Guidetti Professional Geologist 1, Division of Water

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3508 P: 518-402-8203 | F: 518-402-8290 | beth.guidetti@dec.ny.gov


Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Details:Hi Everyone, I just received the information below regarding grants for homeowners, including grants for water well installation. I do not have additional information, so if you have questions please visit HCR's website. I am hoping this will be a helpful resource for your lower income customers. Water Infrastructure Grants Available for Homeowners NYS Homes & Community Renewal (HCR) has announced the availability of 2022 grants for homeowners. Through the NYS Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG)--Housing, federal funding is available to assist low and moderate income households to: 1. replace water and sanitary sewer laterals 2. install new wells 3. replace septic systems 4. decommission septic systems Information about this grant program is available on HCR's website. Apply through the Community Development Online (CDOL) system by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, August 26. Sincerely, Beth Visit the Water Well Contractor Program online! Beth Guidetti Professional Geologist 1, Division of Water New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-3508 P: 518-402-8203 | F: 518-402-8290 | beth.guidetti@dec.ny.gov

DEC Announcement


Date: Friday, August 12, 2022
Details:Hi Everyone, I have had a number of questions about the grants that are available to homeowners for water well installation. I was finally able to find some useful information – see below. I hope that this additional information is helpful to you and your customers. Our Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding can be used for housing repairs and wells and septic systems for low- and moderate-income homeowners. One programmatic distinction to note is that homeowners cannot apply to the state directly, units of local government are the eligible applicants. Cities, towns, villages and counties are eligible to apply to HCR for a pool of grant resources to then make available to homeowners locally. It’s best to advise homeowners to reach out to their units of local government or not-for-profit housing providers to inquire about the availability of grant assistance. We have a large network of not-for-profits, a directory is available online here: https://hcr.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/04/2022-nrpp-company-directory-.pdf The general contact line for our office, the Office of Community Renewal is 518-474-2057 and email is OCRinfo@hcr.ny.gov. Beth

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