The village was able to complete the ii study for

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The village was able to complete the I/I study for significantly less cost by directing the engineer’s study efforts to the worst areas. Through the I/I study, a sanitary sewer rehabilitation project was developed to include lining of severely deteriorated sections of gravity sewer piping, and sealing and redirection of two (2) significant storm sewer cross connections. The total cost of the sanitary sewer rehabilitation project was approximately $570,000, saving an estimated $1 million to $1.2 million in additional costs for oversized WWTP equipment and structures. The Village of Weedsport completed the engineering study in 2006 which included recommendations for WWTP improvements to increase treatment capacity from 0.35 to 0.55 MGD, combined with I/I Weedsport’s sanitary sewer budget breakdown.
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1-16 Handbook on Wastewater Management reduction for a total estimated cost of $6.3 million. The project was eligible for loan financing through both the NYSEFC Guarantee Financing Program and USDA Rural Development, with a best case scenario debt service charge of approximately $400 per year per household, on top of an average sewer system operations and maintenance charge of $160 per year per household. The village decided to proceed with design improvements in 2008, and had permits and approvals in place for construction by February 2009. The project was positioned to take advantage of significant funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009, which included a 50 percent “principal forgiveness” grant as well as an additional grant for “green” energy efficiency measures incorporated into the design (including oxygen level based aeration control, building insulation exceeding state code requirements, and LED light fixtures). Construction of the sanitary sewer rehabilitation and WWTP improvement projects were completed in 2010, and in spite of increasing the plant’s capacity by 57 percent, the Village has seen no noticeable increase in power consumption at the plant. With the ARRA funding for the project, the village debt service charge was reduced to $127 per year per household. In order to protect its considerable investment in its sewer infrastructure, the village decided to develop an Asset Management Plan (AMP), including a software based maintenance tracking program. Through these efforts, the village is now performing all scheduled maintenance on new equipment, and is keeping records of labor, materials and equipment expended in maintenance on the new plant, so that it can accurately budget for annual maintenance costs. Additionally, the asset management software tracks the remaining useful life of every asset in the sewer system, and includes a capital planning module that allows the village to anticipate future capital expenditures for major equipment repairs and replacement. This will allow the village to establish capital reserves to repair and replace critical pieces of equipment, and anticipate the need for a capital project, if necessary, once large
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