City of Kingston Separating Sewer and Stormwater Systems

City of Kingston Separating Sewer and Stormwater Systems

The city will borrow $130,000 to design a project to separate the sewer and stormwater systems in an effort to help the environment and the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant. The entire separation project is estimated to cost more than $1 million. The current combined sewer overflow system generates 92 percent of the wastewater discharged into the Rondout Creek in a typical year. Removing the stormwater inflow from the system would reduce overflows into the creek, which would ultimately improve its water quality.

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