Walton Secures Funds For Culvert Design
With all the talk around the country lately of infrastructure, we are starting to see it happening in our area in real time. A group of homeowners, as well as the Village of Walton, are all about to see improvements in their infrastructure come their way.
Nearly 20 homeowners in Delaware, Greene, Schoharie and other counties receive funding from the Catskill Watershed Corporation toward projects in the Septic and Flood Hazard Mitigation Implementation Programs. Most awards were for septic system projects. Additionally the Village of Walton was approved for design costs for culvert replacement on State Route 10. Construction cost is estimated to exceed $4 million and is to be paid for by the state.
The homeowners who will receive benefits live in 14 towns in the above mentioned counties (plus Ulster and Sullivan). This is an ongoing effort by the CWC to ensure the treatment of all sewage in its region. Since the beginning of the year, 76 sewage systems have either been repaired or replaced which means that over 25,000 gallons of sewage per day is being treated in the watershed.
In the case of the Village of Walton, they have received more than $4,000,000 for design costs for a culvert replacement. This culvert redesign will help protect a large number of residential homes and surrounding businesses. Once the design project is completed, the project will be "shovel ready" for construction when state funding becomes available.
The Catskill Watershed Corporation does an excellent job in maintaining, nourishing and protecting this valuable natural asset for today and for future generations. To learn more about this group and their mission please visit their website by CLICKING HERE.
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