EARLVILLE – After a decision was made by Supreme Court Judge Elizabeth Garry supporting a petition for a water project vote in the Village of Earlville, relatively few village residents attended a public meeting held Wednesday to discuss it.
Approximately 10 village residents attended Wednesday night’s public hearing to listen to information about the proposed $3.4 million water system improvement project. The village has proposed moving forward with the project, which would correct serious problems with the water system, including several hydrants that don’t function, low water pressure and brown water that spews from some taps in the village.
The project would call for the replacement of all of the original cast iron piping, hydrants and valves in the village would be replaced. In addition, the village would add a new water storage tank, a back up generator, a back up chemical pump, chemical containment and ventilation at the treatment facility, insulation to the inside of the piping at the treatment facility to prevent corrosion, and an additional 140 feet of piping to provide additional chlorine contact time.