Middletown hopes for new money to replace ancient infrastructure


Century-old pipe finally gave way, bringing out crews on a
Sunday a week ago

MIDDLETOWN – Like other cities in the Hudson Valley, Middletown’s water and sewer infrastructure is old – as much as 100 years or more.
Middletown’s large water main break one week ago was the latest proof of the need to replace those lines.
The city hopes to pay for wholesale replacement of those lines with the
money it will make by selling water to the Amy’s Kitchen facility
when constructed in Goshen and gray water to the CPV electric generating
plant in Wawayanda, which is under construction.
Mayor Joseph DeStefano said Middletown is drafting a plan for those repairs.
“When that cash starts flowing in we will be able to fund those without any increase, hopefully, to any ratepayers,” DeStefano said.
Both Amy’s and CPV will pay the cost of delivering their water from Middletown.