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An $11.5 million state grant from the Environmental Facilities Corporation has been put on hold while the agency asks the Saratoga County Water Authority to sign an agreement stating the water authority will prevail in "any current or future litigation."

Saratoga County Water Authority Chairman Jack Lawler has said that he cannot guarantee the outcome of any future litigation.

The $67 million project, which is dependent on a $4.8 million loan from the county general fund until the plant is in its seventh year of operation, is funded through $33 million in grants from sources including the Dormitory Authority and the Empire State Development Corporation. The $11.5 million EFC grant would be used to offset general project costs. A $10 million federal grant and a $10 million zero-interest loan from the state have also been secured.""

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