Hornell Reservoir Levels Safe – For Now

July 21, 2016

HORNELL, NY – At Thursdays Hornell Board of Public Safety meeting concern was shown for the effect the drought was having on the city’s water supply. Water plant head Lenny Fucci assured Mayor Shawn Hogan that there is no need for concern at this point. “Reservoir one is down probably three or four feet,” said Fucci, “Although this level is not usually seen until the end of August, we are okay for now.” Fucci added, “There is not an immediate need for concern as reservoir two is pretty much full.” Hogan concluded that a ban on unnecessary use of water such as watering Lawns and washing cars is not in the near future, but If we don’t get rain soon that could be a possibility.

The Board also filled a vacancy at the Water Treatment Plant at Thursdays Meeting by appointing Kevin Dielh of Hornell. Dielh will take over the position August 1st, 2016 and says he plans to work another 10 or 15 years before he retires. His resume includes working many years at Mercury Aircraft and most recently at Crowley’s Dairy. Hogan expects more positions to open up in the future as long tenured employees retire.

Hogan also gave an update on the city’s road repair schedule. August 10th Blades will be back in town and paving a number of streets, including Church Street from Washington Street to Main Street, and Fairview Ave.