Water, Sewer Line Rehabilitation Projects Total $6.5M

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities is applying for state grants to assist them with funding for water and sewer line projects.

On Monday, the board approved resolutions dealing with the two projects — one a waterline replacement project and the other a sewer line rehabilitation project.

The waterline replacement project is estimated to cost $5 million. If the BPU receives the grant, 60 percent of the project cost would be funded by the state. BPU officials are looking to replace approximately 18,800 linear feet of water distribution pipe within the city. David Leathers, BPU general manager, said the amount of pipe being replaced would cover 12 to 13 streets.

The sanitary sewer pipeline rehabilitation project would cost around $1.5 million. The grant would provide 25 percent of the funding for the sewer line project. BPU officials are looking to replace 30,000 linear feet of sanitary sewer collection pipe within the city.

The Clean Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2017 authorizes New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation to provide grants to eligible municipal drinking water and sanitary sewer projects.