KINGSTON – It will cost the City of Kingston three times the original estimate to repair Hurricane Sandy damage to its sewage treatment plant and US Senator Charles Schumer wants FEMA to cover the cost.
Original estimates to repair the damage came in at about $2 million,
most of which FEMA agreed to fund. But, now it has been discovered more
work is needed with a total price tag of some $6 million.
Schumer came to Kingston Friday to urge FEMA to reconsider the amount of financial support and make up the difference.
“This FEMA funding is the last piece of the puzzle when it comes to making absolutely vital repairs to the City of Kingston wastewater treatment plant and makes it more able to withstand future storms,” the senator said.