Wappingers Falls to upgrade sewer system with large state loan


WAPPINGERS FALLS – The sewer lines in the Village of Wappingers Falls are 100 years old and officials want to replace them because of the problems they have been experiencing.
The village has just been approved for a $14.8 million interest-free
state loan to upgrade the wastewater collection and pumping systems, said
Mayor Matthew Alexander.
“What we found was that our old clay pipes have so many cracks in them that they were allowing outside water pressure to get in them creating pressure that would push sewage back into people’s homes, creating havoc,” Alexander said.  “We were having all kinds of sewer line breaks throughout the village and we decided we would like to get in front of the problem and be proactive and work on our infrastructure for our grandchildren and make sure everybody is taken care of.”  
The loan will provide the capital for Wappingers Falls to replace the Liss Road Pump Station and construct a new one on School Street. With the loan, the village expects to save about $63,000 in interest.
While the sewer lines are being replaced, Alexander said new water lines are being installed along with new electrical cables in a “complete streets” initiative.

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