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An Important Water Connection for Greenburgh

Our community benefits from the clean, safe, and reliable water provided through the collective actions of the Town of Greenburgh (Town), the Town’s Consolidated Water District, Department of Public Works, and Water Advisory Committee.

As part of the Town’s continuous actions to maintain and upgrade the water supply infrastructure, a very experienced consulting firm, Arcadis, was hired to study the best route to interconnect the Rumbrook and Knollwood Pumping Stations. Joining the two pumping stations is a vital infrastructure upgrade and will allow each station to complement the other’s supply capabilities, better ensure sufficient water volume and pressure during periods of peak demand, and provide a continuous water supply when either station is undergoing maintenance. 

Interconnecting the two pumping stations is a complex engineering initiative.  The project will require road construction, along the selected route, to place the piping underground.  As with any project of this scale, there are many factors that need to be balanced, such as the:
  • most efficient procedure from a construction standpoint;
  • most cost-efficient process;
  • least disruptive route to -
    • residents while in their homes and when traveling through the construction area;
    • traffic;
    • the environment; and
    • existing utilities already located over, under, or near any planned route.
Funding for the interconnect project is expected to be accomplished through bonds issued by the Town for the Water District.  The use of bonds allows the Town to take advantage of funding large projects over a longer period of time at favorable interest rates.  Smartly leveraging lower cost funding helps to minimize future water rate increases. The Town is also engaged with another water district in an attempt to achieve mutually beneficial results from upgrades to the Town of Greenburgh's Water District infrastructure  For more information about the potential joint project discussions, please watch the following video from the January 26, 2016 Town Board Work Session. The potential joint project discussion starts around 37 minutes into the video (Click here to watch video).

The consulting firm is engaged and will be working to address the above items into mid-2016.  As the interconnect project progresses, further information will be available to the public and posted on the Water Advisory Committee's web page (Click here to access the web page).

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