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Greenport to hold public hearing on water infrastructure repair plan

Mar 28, 2018 7:30 am

Richard Moody is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media following the recent spate of water main breaks in Greenport, town officials have proposed repairing more than two miles of deteriorating water lines around Joslen Boulevard and Fairview Avenue. The town board will hold a public hearing on the proposed $4.26 million water facilities improvement project April 4. The project would replace nearly 14,000 feet of water infrastructure -- 7,700 feet of aging 6-inch water main and 6,200 feet of 12-inch transmission line. “It’s a brand new and a big project,” Town Water Superintendent John Mokszycki said. “Most of the water mains are between 80 and 100 years old. They are 6-inch caste water pipe that are faceted together and it is failing.” The town has weathered five water main breaks this year so far, Mokszycki said. The town board's public hearing on the project will be held 6:30 p.m., April 4 at Greenport Town Hall, 600 Town Hall Drive. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.