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Seneca Falls plans $17.7M upgrades to water treatment, distribution system

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Seneca Falls is planning a comprehensive $17.7 million upgrade to its water treatment plant and distribution system.


The Town Board will hold a special meeting and public hearing this Thursday to consider a resolution for financing the project, which could involve borrowing or bonding for the amount required. Supervisor Mike Ferrara confirmed that the town is seeking $5 million in grants and plans to borrow the remaining funds over several years.

The proposed upgrades encompass work on the water treatment plant on Parker Road in Fayette, including the construction of a new backwash tank, the rebuilding of backwash filters, valve replacement, and zebra mussel control equipment.

The water distribution system would also be improved, with the installation of water mains along various routes to serve the Seneca Meadows Inc. Education Center and other areas. The overarching goal is to extend water lines to cover the entire town, with related site work, paving, and restoration as part of the project.