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Dec 9, 2015 11:14 AMPublication: The Southampton Press

Westhampton Beach Village Schedules Public Hearing To Discuss Sewer District Plan

Dec 9, 2015 12:25 PM

Three months after requesting proposals from engineering firms, asking that they map out a plan for and nail down the potential costs of a proposed sewer district in Westhampton Beach, the Village Board and its Conservation Advisory Council have narrowed their choices down to two companies.

The two finalists are H2M Architects and Engineers in Melville and Sidney D. Bowne and Son from Mineola, working with Lombardo Associates, Inc. based in Orleans, Massachusetts, according to Mayor Maria Moore.

The Village Board authorized Village Clerk-Treasurer Elizabeth Lindtvit on September 3 to advertise the request for bids. The request asked that contractors outline two potential scenarios: the first would assume that the village would be able connect to the sewage treatment facility at the Francis S. Gabreski Airport in Westhampton, while the second would assume that the village would have to construct its own sewage plant to service the downtown business district.

At the time of the request, Ms. Moore explained that the engineers’ plans would examine the costs of both options, as well as map out where the sewer lines and pumps would go in each scenario. Additionally, they would assess the sewer district’s environmental impact, both during construction and when it is complete.

A meeting between the team from Bowne/Lombardo and the Village Board is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 16, at 5 p.m., at Village Hall, and a meeting with H2M officials is scheduled for Thursday, December 17 at 5 p.m. Both meetings will be open to the public.

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Sewer system great idea but what is the estimated cost? The engineering firm should have this by now and most importantly who is going to pay for it?
By realistic (472), westhampton on Dec 9, 15 7:09 PM
I am concerned that though it is a practical need to cope with the existing sanitary waste issues of the present, will the availability of a sewer system create business growth downtown that will not be an attractive by product..
By eddgann (2), Westhampton on Dec 9, 15 8:54 PM
Anything is better than vacant properties.
By Hambone (514), New York on Dec 13, 15 1:31 PM