Project type: Infrastructure and Utilities, Sanitation and Water Disposal
Completed: 1939View Project in a Separate Window
A massive combination sewer construction project in Buffalo, New York was undertaken during the Great Depression with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. The three-year effort amounted to one of the largest construction projects in the country at the time.
The PWA supplied a $3,358,000 loan and $6,750,000 grant; the total cost of the project was $15,091,077. (These figures have not been adjusted for inflation.) Work occurred between March 1936 and June 1939.
(PWA Docket No. NY 1034)
National Archives: Record Group 135: Public Works Administration; Projects Control Division; Entry 52: Indices to Non-Federal Projects; Report No. 5: Status of All Completed Non-Federal Allotted Projects, page 24.
Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 26, 2014.
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