PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco joined with Mayor Paul Pontieri, Patchogue Village Officials, and H2M Architects + Engineers to present the sewer expansion plan for the southern part of Patchogue Village. The community meeting was held at the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts on Wednesday, October 24th. Over 600 residents were invited to attend the presentation on the history and importance of the project, the funding mechanisms, and construction schedule.
“This project, which is 100% funded by State and Federal grants, will connect 513 homes to the Patchogue sewage treatment plant,” stated Deputy Presiding Officer Rob Calarco. “This is another step in protecting the long term health of our inland water bodies and the Great South Bay.”
Following the public forum, engineers will begin canvassing the homes in the planned expansion area to assess existing conditions. Each resident will be connected to a sewer line and their current cesspools and septic systems pumped and filled in, at no cost to the homeowners. Officials expect that the average single-family home will see yearly operation and maintenance costs of about $650. Construction on the project is expected to begin in the fall of 2019 and completed in late 2021.
H2M Architects + Engineers, the engineering firm for the project, will send a “Frequently Asked Questions” flyer to each home and will be setting up a website with information and updates about the project soon. In the meantime, they are asking residents to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 631-475-4300 ext. 175 with any questions.
“This has been an enormous undertaking by the Village of Patchogue, and I want to thank Mayor Pontieri and his team for their leadership,” stated Calarco. “Governor Cuomo and the State have also been a tremendous partner throughout all of this, providing funding through Community Development Block Grant and FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant programs. None of this would have been possible without all levels of government working together.”