O'burg, Oswegatchie, Heuvelton residents invited to meeting on impacts of shutting down wastewater treatment plant
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 6:00 am

HEUVELTON -- Residents of the Village of Heuvelton, Town of Oswegatchie and City of Ogdensburg are invited to a public meeting on Tuesday, March 26 to learn about a study considering the impacts of decommissioning its wastewater treatment plant.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Village of Heuvelton and Town of Oswegatchie municipal offices, 51 State St.

The village has been studying the idea with assistance from consultants Environmental Design and Research (EDR), the Development Authority of the North Country (DANC), and the New York Department of State.

The study evaluated the feasibility of upgrading the village’s existing wastewater treatment plant or of constructing a sewer pipeline along NYS Route 812 to pump wastewater into the City of Ogdensburg’s treatment system.

The proposal is called the NYS Route 812 Sewer Corridor & Treatment Plant Consolidation Study.

The public meeting is being held to summarize the work completed so far, which will be detailed in an engineering report prepared by EDR, and also to provide an overview of the next steps in the process and of the impact of the alternatives on village ratepayers.

The study is being funded through a state grant.

Village Clerk/Treasurer Michele Smithers is urging residents to attend the meeting to learn more about the study results.

Those residents unable to attend the meeting can examine copies of the meeting presentation online and at the village and city municipal offices.