Binghamton Awaits Settlement of Sewage Plant Lawsuits
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Binghamton officials continue to hope for some type of reimbursement in connection with a 2011 wall collapse at the sewage treatment plant in Vestal.
Bob Joseph/WNBF News [file][/caption]Mayor Richard David said he couldn't say much about the ongoing litigation in the case involving an exterior wall at the facility jointly owned by Binghamton and the village of Johnson City.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, David said he expects some of the cost of a major project at the plant will be covered through future reimbursements as a result of the wall collapse.
The mayor also said the city anticipates receiving some money from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The Vestal Road facility sustained heavy damage as the result of flooding in 2006 and 2011.
David would not predict how much of the cost of the upcoming project could be offset from reimbursements the city may receive in the future.
The city's Board of Contract and Supply has approved $154 million in contracts for the rehabilitation of a filtration system at the sewage facility.
The nearly-$132 million general construction contract was awarded to PC Construction of Vermont. Matco Electrical Corporation of Vestal was awarded a $15.7 million contract and J&K Heating and Plumbing was awarded a $4.7 million contract. John Danforth Company of Victor was awarded a $1.7 million contract.
Crews at work at the Vestal treatment plant in August 2013 in the area of an earlier wall collapse. [Bob Joseph/WNBF News][/caption]