Delaware Engineering assisted the Town of Duanesburg in evaluating the financial and engineering feasibility of providing a centralized public sewer system for the Hamlet of Duanesburg. The Hamlet had long-standing environmental concerns due to the failure of aging septic systems. Delaware prepared a Feasibility Study, which evaluated the potential costs of several alternative service areas (base, reduced and expanded districts). It also evaluated several methods of treatment, including conveyance to the Delanson wastewater treatment plant, a standalone package plant within the Hamlet, and a decentralized wastewater treatment system.
Delaware assisted the Town in forming a new Town Sewer District, and in creating a plan of finance. Delaware prepared and submitted a Preliminary Engineering Report to NYSEFC in February 2016, along with a CWSRF funding application. The project was listed on the CWSRF Intended Use Plan (IUP) Annual List and received a Hardship Determination for the community, allowing the Town interest-free financing for both short- and long-term borrowing. Delaware also assisted the Town in obtaining additional grant funding, through WIIA, DASNY, and Schenectady Metroplex.
Delaware assisted the Town in completing the SEQR process, obtained all necessary permits for construction, and participated in public information sessions. In 2016, Delaware completed the design and bidding phase of the Duanesburg Sewer project, and as of 2018, construction is substantially completed, with residents currently connecting to and using the new system.