In 1998 the town of Rock River received a Level III grant in the amount of $670,000 from Water
Development Account II. The grant is for 50% of the WWDC eligible project costs with the
balance of the project to be financed with proceeds from a 1998 Albany County capital facilities
The Level III project includes the replacement of the final five miles of a 14.2 mile transmission
pipeline and the enlargement of the town's infiltration gallery on Rock Creek. The enlargement of
the infiltration gallery will reduce the need for frequent backwashing during high turbidity periods,
saving the town considerable costs associated with operations and maintenance, while increasing
the quality of water being delivered to the water treatment plant. The transmission line replacement
will complete the replacement project which the town began in the 1980's to ensure a more
dependable source of water supply.
Construction of the transmission line replacement was completed in the fall of 1999. Construction
of the infiltration gallery and intake modifications was completed in November 2000 in
conjunction with the town's new microfiltration water treatment plant.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE ACTION:
No legislative action is required for this project.