OSSINING, N.Y. -- The Westchester County Board of Legislators approved funding for major repairs at the Ossining Wastewater Treatment Plant.
The project involves the replacement of the county’s portion of the primary overhead cables that provide the main electric power supply to the treatment plant with underground cable.
the aerial cables that are to be replaced have been in service for over thirty years; one of them has faulted, and the other was found to have water in its insulation. Placement of the cables underground will offer greater protection of these electric service lines.
The project includes approximately 2,200 feet of concrete duct bank and associated manholes to be installed along existing roadways. Casing and piping will used under the railroad tracks and a metal cable bridge will be constructed between bridges over the tracks and a roadway to carry the lines over Sing Sing Creek.
The construction bond was for $2.7 million, and the bond amendment reduced design costs from $500,000 to $100,000.
“Making timely investments in our infrastructure repairs ensures the safety of our residents and business owners while helping us avoid situations and accidents that result in more costly repairs down the road,” Legislator Catherine Borgia (D-Ossining) said in a statement. “My colleagues on the Board of Legislators understand the importance of this responsibility, and I’m grateful for their support on a project that impacts the residents of Ossining.”