$1.7M to protect Endicott facility from future floods

By Josh Martin

August 26, 2014 Updated Aug 27, 2014 at 10:52 AM EST

Endicott, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The Endicott Water Pollution Control Plant is one step closer to receiving government funding to help modernize the facility.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo approved two storm resiliency projects at the state level for the village of Endicott.

"These proposals will make the village stronger, safer and more resilient in the face of extreme weather" said Cuomo (D).

The goal of the project is to move the electrical equipment inside the facility above the flood line. Currently the structures have all been flooded with past storm events.

"The money is designed to come into the buildings, assess and make sure we are on the right track, then build measures that will protect the infrastructure on sight," said Phillip Grayson, Chief Operator for the plant.

The cost of the project will be more than $1.7 million. The projects are now under review at the federal level.

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