Residents learn about possible solutions to Ilion water problems

The village of Ilion holds a public meeting to update residents on Ilion water problems

Posted: Sep. 24, 2018 11:46 PM

ILION, NY – It was standing room only at the Ilion Municipal Building Monday.

Ilion residents were there for an informational meeting concerning the village’s troubled water supply.

Two things residents want to know.

When will the problem be fixed? And how much will it cost?

Two possible long-term solutions were brought up at the meeting.

One would be a new village treatment plant and source water improvements.

The other would be a partnership with the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, which would bring water into Ilion via a pipeline.

Ilion Mayor Brian Lamica says he has mixed feelings about both options.

“This isn’t something we want to enter into lightly. It’s a decision we’re going to have to be making before too much longer. On the other hand, it’s a decision that’s going to be impacting the village for many, many years to come. So we want to make sure we get it right. We get one shot at it.”

The mayor says the next step is funding.

Once the source of that funding is determined, the village can go ahead and choose between the two plans.

To learn more about the proposed plans click here.

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