On Tuesday, local officials and the state director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a $2.4 million water project in the town of Torrey in Yates County. The project is aimed at providing the town with safe and clean potable water, a need that has been years in the making.
The water comes from the town of Geneva’s wells on Kashong Point and will be supplied to the northeast portion of Torrey once construction is complete.
More than 40 homeowners have planned to use the new water line. The project was approved by the USDA through its rural development program, which granted the town $684,000 in 2018. Due to the higher cost of construction, an additional $400,000 in loans and a $324,000 grant were approved later.
The project is being handled by contractor Nardozzi Paving & Construction and engineering firm CPL, which worked with the town to make it a reality. Construction is expected to be completed by this summer.
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