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Village water project nearly complete

September 18, 2010
By AMANDA WHISTLE, The Leader-Herald

FONDA - Work on a water line beneath a village street is expected to be completed Monday, village officials said.

The village Public Works department has been overseeing a project on Di Giorgi Lane that Superintendent of Public Works John Wiltey said was far overdue.

Wiltey said he's been trying to get the water line beneath the dead-end roadway replaced for years because it runs off of the village right-of-way, making it difficult to make repairs.

In addition, the 3/4-inch galvanized pipe was at least 70 years old and filled with buildup, causing low water pressure.

"To bring [water lines] out to the village right-of-way and out from the homeowners' right of way, that was my biggest goal," Wiltey said. "We bumped up measurement on the line and took lines out from under houses where they didn't belong."

Wiltey said several years ago, residents built porches and garages over water lines unknowingly, which led to the problem.

Now, the approximately $8,000 project replacing and moving the pipe line onto the village right of way will result in better water quality and less headaches for the village DPW.

Work on the project began this week after village officials voted at Monday's regular Board of Trustees meeting to fund the project, with estimates that came in under the $8,300 Wiltey projected in June.

Officials voted to contract with Paraskeva Excavating of Glen.

Wiltey said traffic has not been heavily effected since construction has been confined to Di Giorgi Lane, which runs off of Cemetery Street.

By Monday, crews should surface the roadway, Wiltey said.

Amanda Whistle covers Montgomery County news. She can be reached at



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