The town has entered into a contract with Adirondack Mountain Engineering to design and monitor construction of this system. The “detailed engineering phase” is expected to last about a year and be completed in the Spring of 2018. Aerialsurvey photography has been completed. Ground survey teams are now working. Residents will soon receive a mailing from the Town with a form asking residents to draw a simple diagram of their house, garage, driveway indicating wheretheir current septic connection exits their residence. This information will be used to design the location of the stub for each residence on the main sewer line in the street. The earlier preliminary sewer line path is being carefully reviewed with some adjustments being made to reduce elevation changes, shorten the total path, and get the lines as close as practical to residents’ homes to minimize connection costs. Once the final path is designed, the engineer will know what easements will be needed where lines need to pass through private property. We expect that the team will be working with residents to secure the needed easements in the late summer time frame. We anticipate being able to offer residents a significant discount on grinder pumps for first year early adopters, with the discount decreasing year by year. This is important because a sewer system needs sufficient fluid volume to function properly, so quick startup is important and, of course, the quicker we can remove the pollution the quicker we can aid the lake in recovering.
Construction of the system is expected to start in 2018 and is expected to be completed in 2019.