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Seneca Falls Town Board still hasn’t made a decision on a new sewer line: Here are the options

Where will Seneca Falls install a 14-inch sewer line from the Kingdom Road Pump Station?

That has been one of the most-debated questions in the community, as it looks at different options. The new line is needed to help with wastewater movement from Route 318, Waterloo Premium Outlets, del Lago Resort & Casino, Seneca Meadows Landfill, and other new developments in the towns of Junius and Tyre.


Altogether there are four options on the table:

– Under the Ludovico Sculpture Trail, which would cost an estimated $2.28 million in 2019. The Town began eminent domain proceedings, but ultimately stopped after the property owners won a court ruling.

– Under the north side of West Bayard Street, which would involve disruption of one of the Town’s busiest roads. This would cost $2.9 million and inovlve obtaining easements from property owners along the road.

– Under the south side of West Bayard Street, which is a newer option that would be less disruptive given that there are fewer homes on this side of the street. The total cost estimate of this option is $2.56 million.

– Under Fall Street, or State Route 5&20, which would likely exceed $3 million in total cost and would be the most-disruptive plan.


The expectation is that a decision will be made by the Board in January.

The project calls for spending $1.5 million to replace the Kingdom Road force main and pump station, which del Lago pays for at the moment. Del Lago would contribute $350,000 toward the cost of a new line, according to the Finger Lakes Times.



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