TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Board of Legislators (BOL) advanced two major investments in sewage infrastructure repairs in Tarrytown and Yonkers recently.
The Tarrytown Forcemain project will replace 2.75 miles of thirty-inch diameter pipeline conveying raw sewage from the Villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow to a gravity sewer that leads to the Yonkers Joint Treatment Plant.
The existing forcemain, constructed in 1978, has ruptured several times over the years, resulting in the release of partially treated sewage and a number of claims against New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The $14.8 million project received necessary bond approval by the BOL Infrastructure Committee, chaired by Legislator MaryJane Shimsky (D-Hastings-on Hudson).
The total amount to be bonded will be $12.6 million, with $2 million for design and construction management already appropriated.
“The only way to protect the County’s aging infrastructure is to make timely investments for repairs before situations advance to crisis proportions,” Shimsky said in a statement. “The County needs to move forward quickly with this work, both to protect the community and to comply with the consent order, and I’m grateful that my Board colleagues on the Infrastructure Committee understand this and have given these investments their full support.”
BOL Infrastructure Committee also approved $625,000 of funding to help relocate a portion of the County’s sewage trunk line running through property adjacent to Warburton Avenue in Yonkers.
The total repair project will be $1 million, with the property owner picking up $375,000 of the projected cost.