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State sewer mandates cost City of Tonawanda taxpayers $1.7 million

The City of Tonawanda will spend $1.7 million from its capital fund as part of the sixth phase of a more than $20 million, state-mandated sanitary sewer improvement plan to lower infiltration and inflow into sanitary sewers.

The city has bonded to fund the state Department of Environmental mandate, but was able to get some relief by qualifying for a $17 million interest-free bond in 2015 from the Clean Water State Revolving Fund. The 30-year bond will reportedly save the city over $13 million in financing costs.

The City Council on Tuesday awarded Milherst Construction the contract for the $1.7 million rehabilitation project at the Ellicott Creek Pump station. An additional $34,850 contract was awarded to Weydman Electrical for work related to the project.

City Engineer Jason L. LaMonaco said this project will add a second pump to give the station more capacity.

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