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Coeymans to hold public hearing on water, sewer proposal

Jul 13, 2022 12:45 am

Melanie Lekocevic is reporting for Capital Region Independent Media the Coeymans Town Board will conduct a hearing July 14 to receive public comment on a proposal to extend water and sewer lines in the hamlet. The proposal calls for expanding the sewer and water district to include an area in the eastern part of the town along the Route 144 corridor. Properties that would be added with the expansion include the Coeymans Industrial Park, the Port of Coeymans, the Biers industrial property and JAT Construction. The project has been in the works for more than a year. “A lot of this already has water and sewer, certainly the industrial park does, but it was never formally brought into a district,” Town Supervisor George McHugh said in January. “So this is two-fold — it is correcting the sins of the past and at the same time expanding so that the rest of the [Route] 144 corridor, at least up to the Lafarge property, is in the water district....” Under the proposal, approximately 4,500 linear feet of 8-inch PVC would be installed for the sewer main, plus manholes. For the water line extension, 4,500 linear feet of 8-inch water main would be installed along River Road and include hydrants. The cost of both the sewer and water extensions would be borne by the companies involved and cost the town nothing, according to the resolution approved by the board. The water line extension is expected to cost each of the four properties within the district approximately $18,000 each, and the sewer line would cost roughly $24,000 each. Read the full story at TheUpStater [dot] com.

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