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Mamaroneck Wastewater Plant to Get $2.5 Million Facelift

Work to the facade of the building will begin at the end of August.

 

Westchester County will begin a $2.5 million rehab project at the  at the end of the month, according to a statement sent out by the county today. 

As a county bonded project, taxpayers residing in the Mamaroneck Sewer District will be footing the bill for the capital project via their county sewer tax, said Tom Lauro, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Facilities (DEF).

The central tower—after 83 years—is starting to show its age, with cracks in the brick exterior.  The project will include reconstruction of the central tower, replacement of the roof and an upgrade of the administration building’s parapet and facade, said the statement.

The project has been in the works for three years, said Lauro, with the county going through a design and study process before putting it out for bidding.

White Plains-based Titan Construction Group, Inc. has been awarded the project, as one of multiple bids put out by the County Department of Public Works (DPW). 

According to Lauro, the only part of the plant that will be shut down while work is being done is the tower, where a ventilation stack for the plant is housed.  

Titan will begin their work by putting up scaffolding and netting in order to catch any loose debris before they demolish the brick facade.

"They will be working right through winter...they'll repair the structural shell [under the brick] and then put the brick back," said Lauro.

The project's timeline is approximately one year; there will be minimal traffic disruption during this time, according to the county's statement.

Information from Tom Lauro was added to an original version of this story. 

ild August 20, 2012 at 08:26 PM
Instead of spending all that money on a building, Mamaroneck should start on the water itself. I live off Old Post Road, and there has been so much work on the pipes, we were told that the water is safe to drink, however, don't wash your clothes in it (I guess because of high levels of chlorine and the fear of color fading)! Hello . . . what about people's risk of CANCER?! Another project that should be taken care of is the massive flooding issues in certain parts of Mamaroneck (if we get more than 2 inches of rain at a time). I guess these 2 major issues aren't as important is "the appearance" of a brick building!!
Kenneth Murphy August 21, 2012 at 05:40 AM
THE SMELL THAT COMES FROM THAT BUILDING IS ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU PUKE. WHATS HAPPENING?
T August 21, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Seriously' the smell is awful this year.Two spots on post road, first is in front of building and the other is post road/ Rushmore corner. It has never smelled like this in he past 20 summers
Stefani Kim August 21, 2012 at 05:14 PM
Hi, How often are you smelling it? Best, Stefani
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