Village Waits to Repair Sewer System

Village Waits to Repair Sewer System

A small village in northern New York is in need of major repairs to its sewer system. The village of Mohawk’s estimated cost of a project to rehabilitate the sewer system in the village of Mohawk is less than initially projected, but work won’t move forward until funding is fully in place.

Initial numbers had the project estimated at $6.1 million but after some investigation and thorough research, it will now be $5.9 million. Some are suggesting using the more than $2 million saved to repair laterals throughout the community. Laterals are the sewer pipes running from houses to main lines.

The Clean Water State Revolving Fund approved a 0 percent hardship loan, which will be paid back over a 30-year period. There is still funding up in the air for 25 percent of the project, which the village was not awarded. It is possible they could still be awarded a grant but won’t find out until summer.

Last year, the village board approved the sewer system rehabilitation. The work will include trenchless repairs, which involve lining the existing pipe with cured-in-place pipe. This is a more cost-effective method and will minimize excavation.

It’s been more than two years since the village found issues in its sewer lines.

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