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Jefferson Heights sewer construction ending, testing to begin

Jul 19, 2017 5:55 am

Daniel Zuckerman is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media work on the Jefferson Heights sewer project is expected to be finished this month. Once construction has ended, an indefinite period of testing will begin. Delaware Engineering Designer Travis Smigel said recently the ongoing sewer mains testing will be conducted by the contractor. “This will go through rigorous testing before we go live with folks actually connecting their laterals,” Catskill Town Supervisor Doreen Davis said. “We want to make sure we get it wrapped up as quickly as we can.” Residents in the new district will begin the connection process once the contractor gives the go-ahead. The project necessitated the installation of 9 miles of pipe and the replacement of sewers on side streets in Jefferson Heights and Leeds, as well as the full length of Main Street in Leeds and Route 23B in Jefferson Heights. The restoration of private property around the construction area is currently underway, but it could be delayed because of recent rainy weather. The total cost of the project is just over $12.5 million. The estimated cost for individual property owners is between $800 and $900 per year. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.

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