Greene approves additional money for waste water improvements

GREENE – The Village of Greene has approved a plan to take up to $15,000 from the reserves to cover unexpected expenses related to the upgrade of Greene’s waste water treatment infrastructure.

The decision was made in response to a request by Greene’s Public Works Superintendent Bob Nowalk. The additional funds will be used to purchase a disposable waste system or grinder, also known as a “muffin monster,” for lift station #2 as well as a new pump for lift station #3

Nowalk reported the original plans for the upgrade of lift station #2, located on Monell Street Extension, called for using the existing pipe-mounted muffin monster.

Vacri Construction was awarded the $108,000 contract for waste water improvements earlier this year. After work on the project began, the Binghamton-based contractor discovered there was not enough space to accommodate the equipment between the existing underground pump room and the wet well. “There was only 21 inches between the building and the wet well,” said Nowalk. “We need 36 inches.”

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