WEST SCHUYLER, NY - The West Schuyler water project has passed a referendum vote by a margin of 82-44.
According to town officials, the new water district will bring service to customers from Hinckley Reservoir to homes along Sky View Drive, and Graham, Newport and Brown Roads.
The town has been awarded a $2.28 million state grant and a U.S. Department of Agriculture loan to help with the cost of the $4.1 million project.
The annual cost for debt service for each home would be $581, even if they choose not to connect to the new line. The estimated annual cost for a family of four, including both debt service and water usage, would be $986.
Water quality and quantity had been long-standing concerns for some residents in the district, as well as dry wells and smelly water.
This water line is not related to the regional water transmission line in East Schuyler and Herkimer County. West Schuyler would not be served by that water line.