Ogdensburg Gets $1M To Improve Wastewater Treatment System

Ogdensburg Gets $1M To Improve Wastewater Treatment System

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The city of Ogdensburg is getting more than $1 million in federal funding to improve its wastewater treatment system.

The announcement was made Monday by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Ogdensburg’s wastewater treatment plant was originally constructed in 1965, and with the exception of minor equipment improvements, the treatment plant has not been improved since 1978. 

Much of the pumping equipment is beyond its design-service life, the Senators said.

The funding will specifically be used to replace outdated, non-functional equipment and to improve the treatment processes so that it complies with regulations. 

The project will upgrade the liquid treatment and solids handling processes, renovate the pumping stations and collection system, and rehabilitate the aging, degraded pumping and controls components. 

The project will improve the treatment capability over a 30 year planning period, increasing reliability for the city’s residents.

The funding funding was provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Development Grant Program.

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