Water district improvements planned for Carmel-Mahopac area

CARMEL – Residents of greater Carmel-Mahopac whose homes are serviced by municipal water districts will experience improvements in the quality of their water once nine water tanks are rehabilitated.

The districts to undergo repairs include Districts 1, 2, 3 8, 9, 10, 13 and 14.

The largest one, District 2 in the hamlet of Carmel, will undergo major repairs to the tanks located on Lindy Drive, Everett Road and Clapboard Ridge.

Supervisor Kenneth Schmitt noted in April the Pittsburg Tank and Water Company conducted inspections to determine whether the containers could be rehabilitated or needed replacement.

“The company’s inspectors decided that the tanks could be rehabilitated with work consisting of sandblasting, epoxying the tanks’ interiors and exteriors, removal of sediment and installing mixing systems along with signage and safety features,” Schmitt said.

Members of the Carmel Town Board have decided to bond the cost of the $2.7 million project. The cost of the work will be borne by the residents of the individual district.

District 2 homeowners will pay anywhere from $52 annually if the project is bonded for 15 years or $42 annually for a 20-year period.

A public hearing regarding the proposal will be scheduled for later this month.



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