Loon Lake Sewer Engineering Study begins

HUNT-EAS is a multi-discipline design firm with offices in Rochester and Horseheads, NY  and Towanda, PA.  We support private and public sector clients with engineering, architectural, and survey services. 

Overview: Along with our Town partners, we are about to execute a sewer study for the Loon Lake area that will evaluate alternative methods of supplying sewer service to property owners on and contiguous to Loon Lake. 

There are two primary objectives: 1) to improve the water quality in Loon Lake, and 2) to protect the drinking water supply to residents.  By creating a sewer service, the Town would eliminate the need for septic systems or holding tanks.  The study will develop sewer alternatives with a focus on compliance and affordability.  Property owners will be engaged, and a series of public meetings will be held.

This type of planning grant, and acceptance by property owners, are necessary steps towards grant funding application and construction.  Acceptance of the preferred alternative by property owners, via a referendum, and approval of the Town of Wayland would be required to move forward.

The study does not bind the property owners. 

Background: HUNT-EAS applied on behalf of the Town to a jointly operated NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation program.  The study will cost $36,000, with a $30,000 grant from NYS and $6,000 matching grant courtesy of the Loon Lake Watershed Improvement Alliance and the Loon Lake Association.  HUNT-EAS has done many of these over the years.

Next Steps: HUNT-EAS is planning on attending a group meeting at the Loon Lake Community Chapel on Memorial Day weekend.  This will be an opportunity to discuss the study and receive comments from property owners.

More details about the Chapel kick-off are forthcoming.  Your participation will be of an enormous value.

Below is the photo of the kick-off ceremony.

Presentation at the Chapel on May 28, 2022

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