HARTWICK – State Sen. Jim Seward, R-Milford, today joined Town of Hartwick officials to announce a $1 million state grant to fund major upgrades to the town’s water system. The full cost of improvements will be $1.35 million.
“This state grant will help ensure that the upgrades will take place without a major rate hike or tax increase for those who rely on the system,” Seward said.
Hartwick Town Supervisor Robert O’Brien said costs concerned have delayed the improvements, but “thanks to Senator Seward we are now able to move forward with this much-need infrastructure project while keeping costs to users in check.”
The grant will replace water mains and the auxiliary well; replace of primary well house building; acquisition and installation of new mixers for existing water storage tank; installation of emergency backup generator for primary well pump; replace or repair existing water meters.
The total cost of the improvement project is estimated at $1.35 million.