Pipes Spur Growth

By WBNG News

Pipes Spur Growth

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 21, 2008 at 12:05 AM EDT

A new water district could spur economic development for three municipalities along Airport Road.

That's according to the Broome County legislature.

Tonight it passed a resolution to begin mapping out a water district for parts of the Town of Maine, Town of Union and Nanticoke.

Sewage pipes would run along Airport Road from the landfill in the Town of Maine, to the Binghamton Johnson City Joint Sewage Treatment Plant in Vestal.

Legislators believe the sewage lines would help bring new businesses around the Greater Binghamton Airport.

Five million dollars in state sewage grant money would be used for the project.

"The county will be able to put the extra money in to run sewer lines from the landfill down to the Binghamton Johnson City joint treatment plant that is very important for the future development," (R) Dan Schofield, the Legislature's Minority Leader.

Schofield says developing the area is needed since space is limited in Conklin and Kirkwood.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.