Water plant upgrades a priority for Waterloo Village Board

The village wants to upgrade its water treatment plant on Seneca Lake in Fayette to better remove algae blooms and other new toxins that recent testing has discovered.

The village supplies a large portion of Seneca County with its drinking water.

At Monday’s Village Board meeting, the design of a major upgrade to the water treatment plant was said to be nearing completion.

Village Administrator Don Northrup said final decisions are being made on what new equipment upgrades will be made and what pre-treatment steps will be added. “Funding is an issue. We’re looking at grants, but we want to explore the idea of having the town of Fayette not assess and tax our plant and use that money to help make these improvements,’’ Northrup said.

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