April 15, 2021
DPW Approves Sewer Contract
Line Rehabilitation Program to Continue
WLEA STAFF REPORTS
HORNELL — The City of Hornell Board of Public Works approved a contract to extend the life of a program that has improved sewer infrastructure over the last several years, during their meeting on Thursday.
Funds, provided through a New York State Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) have supported the re-lining of much of the city’s 10” collection lines, with the latest installment 0f $195,976 slated to rehabilitate lines on Pearl, Main, Pardee and an area from Canisteo to Loader Streets in the near future.
Most of the lines due to be replaced are well over 100 years old.
However, the city hosts more than 80 miles of lines, some of which don not qualify for the program, whose funds are designated only for 10” lines.
Given the vast infrastructure, Department of Public Works Superintendent Mitch Cornish called it “Not a short term fix, but a long-term goal,” of the city. The city has designated funds from the latest budget to address minor collection, 8” lines.
“It’s been a great program for us. It’s not something that people see or is visible, but it’s very important to our infrastructure and we’ll keep it going in-house after this program runs its course,” Mayor John Buckley said.