Auburn North Division Street hydro plant project nears completion

After wet summer weather extended construction work at the North Division Street Hydropower Plant into the winter months, the facility bordering the Owasco River successfully generated power Friday.

Construction began on the $6 million project in the spring and was expected to be completed in August. However, a rainy summer and issues with rock excavation delayed construction and caused crews to work around the clock to get the job done.

“We’ve had a number of crews from all over the United States and Canada working 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get the project completed,” City Manager Jeff Dygert said during the Dec. 21 Auburn City Council meeting.

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