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Sewer Work Begins Today In Oneida County

Kristine Bellino, WIBX

Utica, NY (WIBX) – Oneida County is asking for the public’s patience while workers make repairs to the sewer system.

The work is mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency. County Engineer Steve Devan says some groundbreaking technology is being used so that they don’t have to actually break much ground.

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When it comes time to do your street, Devan says he is basically giving residents an excuse not to wash dishes for the day.  For eight hours on the designated days residents are asked not to wash clothes or do anything that puts a lot of water into the system.  Likewise residents are being advised to disconnect sump pumps.

Right now what the County says is “very dilute sewage” is finding its way to the Mohawk River, and that is why the EPA is forcing the county to repair the system.

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Residents will be warned with door hangers before the County starts work in their neighborhoods. Contractors with Insituform Technologies and representatives from the county will be available in each area while the work is being done if residents have questions.

The dates and neighborhoods affected are:

  • Village of Yorkville                     October 9-24 and November 28-29
  • Village of Whitesboro                October 25 – November 6 and November 29
  • Town of New Hartford               November 7-19 and November 30-December 3
  • Village of New York Mills         November 21 – December 18
  • Village of Oriskany                      November 5 – December 3
  • Town of Whitestown                   November 13 – December 4

For more information and updated schedules call: (315) 798.5656 or visit the Sewer Repair  website at www.SewerRepairOCSD.org.

 

 

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