City Receives Huge Grant for Water Pollution Control Plant

December 15, 2016

HORNELL, NY – Richard Dunning, chief operator at the Water Pollution Control Plant, had some great news for the commissioners at the Board of Public Works meeting Thursday morning. A $562,800 grant was awarded to the city last Friday. This was part of the 2016 Regional Economic Development Council Consolidated Funding and will be used to purchase a new bar screen at the pollution control plant.

The bar screens are a series of metal mesh wiring about two inches apart that are intended to catch larger objects as they pass through the treatment process. The old screen which will be replaced has been in service since 1970. Dunning said they hope to get at least 20 years use from the new screen.

In other news DPW head Mitch Cornish wants to remind residents and business owners to keep their sidewalks clean and to obey the parking signs as the winter snow has finally hit and plowing is in full force.