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Geneva Town Board to hold meeting to consider multi-community agreement to expand city wastewater plant

The Geneva Town Board will hold a special meeting Monday night to consider entering into an agreement with the city of Geneva and the town of Waterloo to expand the city’s wastewater treatment plant.

Residential development taxing the capacity of city’s wastewater plant

Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti says the town and the town of Waterloo send solid waste to the city’s plant, which is being stretched to capacity by increasing residential development.

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Towns would pay share of city bonds for plant expansion

The city uses an Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digester (ATAD) system to handle solid waste, turning it into a product that can be used by farmers. A grant would pay for 40% of the cost of the expansion. The city of Geneva would issue bonds to pay for the rest. Under the proposed agreement, the towns would pay a share of the bond equal to the amount of the plant’s capacity it uses. For the town of Geneva, that share is currently 14%.

The town of Geneva is also working on increasing the capacity of its own Marsh Creek Pump Station. The board meeting is Monday night at 6:30 p.m.

Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Geneva Town Supervisor Mark Venuti below.

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