Residents left out of sewer system

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionTwenty years ago, I was the Democratic chairman of the town of Rotterdam. I asked the supervisor to look into the sewer problems within the town. The percolation tests in Coldbook Estates were getting poor results for water quality.Now the state Department of Transportation is redoing Hamburg Street. Along with this, they are putting in sewer lines. The sewer main from Curry Road is being hooked up to Hamburg Street to the NY Central Railroad tracks, then turning left to be hooked up with the Altamont Avenue line. They are drilling a small line under the tracks to hook up at the city line.However, someone has made a decision to form a sewer district only on the town side of the Hamburg Street bridge. They have discriminated against the owners of about 15 to 20 private homes and businesses on the city side of the bridge by not allowing them to hook up to the sewer system. I have waited years for this system, but I am not allowed to hook up.Did the town or the state discriminate against these residents?John WardRotterdamMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationRotterdam convenience store operator feels results of having Stewart’s as new neighborCar hits garage in Rotterdam Sunday morning; Garage, car burnEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?last_img

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