Hornell Working To Get Rid of Phosphorous

July 16, 2015

HORNELL, NY – Mayor Hogan met with the board of public works Thursday morning to discuss the rising costs of eliminating phosphorous in the waste water that is treated before being deposited back into the Canisteo river.

Hogan said that the costs are near about $70,000 a year for the mandated removal of the element from our water. The city is trying to determine just where the phosphorous is coming from, and the Mayor noted that about 40% of it is coming from HP Hood, also known as Crowley dairy in Arkport, and they are looking to find other sources so that the city can adjust the water bills accordingly to offset the cost of the removal from the city’s budget.