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September 24, 2013

Village of Champlain addresses water issue


“Some people wanted it and did put their own pressure pumps in, and they were happy with their discounts.”

Other residents declined to do so.

“A complaint was filed with the Health Department,” Martin said. “They have been excellent with us and working with this problem. They gave us some time lines. They’ve been very good working with the village with water issues in the past and still continue to do so.”


Over the past five years, the village has been working with the Town of Champlain on a project that would bring water and sewer service to Route 11 and the West Service Road.

“It’s about an $11 million project,” Martin said. “It is designed to increase and update the water and wastewater service here in the Village of Champlain and help the village to sell water and wastewater services to the Town of Champlain.”

The town doesn’t have the capacity to do so.

So far, grant applications have come to nothing.

But if it does, part of the project would be new water tower in the Village of Champlain.

“Which will address all the water-issue problems we have,” Martin said. “The new water tower will be a standalone. It will be 60 feet in the air. 

“The one we have now is currently on the ground. It (new tower) will address all these issues. 

“If people will be a little patient, we will know more in the next five or six months where this project is going,” the mayor said. “I firmly believe it will address all these issues.”

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