Hornell To Remove Phosphorus

August 12, 2015
 
 
HORNELL, NY – The Board of public works met Wednesday afternoon to discuss a fee to pay for the $70,000.00 cost of the removal of phosphorus from the Hornell sewer system.
 
According to Mayor Shawn Hogan (D), most of the cost will come from industrial users such as HP Hood, St. James Hospital, Alstom and others. The local companies who put the most phosphorus in their water, those companies will cover approximately $55,000 of the total cost. The remaining $25,000 will come from commercial and residential users.
 
So how much will this affect the average Hornell taxpayer? Mayor Shawn Hogan says it will amount to a raise of approximately two dollars per year added to their water bill.