The Village of Corinth retained Laberge Group for assistance on what seemed an insurmountable project to upgrade and rehabilitate a failing drinking water, storm, and sanitary sewer infrastructure — while maintaining the sewer/water service charges to the residents within the target established by the EFC. Laberge Group began by identifying the exact capital improvements necessary, creating a strategic implementation plan, and generating a cost estimate for the comprehensive projects that included:
- sewer main rehabilitation on several streets
- extensions to the storm sewer systems where required
- upgrade of a pump station
- new drinking water filtration plant
- new wastewater treatment plant
Corinth is a small village of only 2,500 people, of which 59% have a low to moderate income. This community could not afford to rectify these costly improvements without assistance — nor could they afford to lose the significant economic development opportunities hindered by their failing water infrastructure.
After discovering the critical need for the Village to receive additional funds to stay within target service charges to the residents, Laberge Group was able to offer the Village of Corinth extensive grant preparation, program delivery, and administration services.
Of the nearly $37 million estimated costs for the projects, Laberge Group assisted the Village in obtaining substantial funding from:
- Drinking Water State Revolving Fund at 0% interest after proving Financial Hardship Status through an Income Survey
- Clean Water State Revolving Fund at 0% interest after proving Financial Hardship Status through an Income Survey
- NYS Water grants
- CDBG Funds
- DASNY Sanitary Sewer Funds
- DASNY Storm Sewer Funds
Laberge Group’s Water and Sewer Infrastructure Improvement Project with the Village of Corinth represents our unique ability to service clients from concept to completion. Not only was Laberge Group able to offer the engineering services necessary to complete the projects, but was also a trusted partner in identifying appropriate costs and finding critical funding initiate and complete crucial projects.