The Town of Beekman plans to create a new Town Center along NY State Route 55, incorporating approximately 135 acres of land. The objective of the Town Center is to focus a traditional pattern of mixed-use, pedestrian friendly development in a compact area while maintaining the rural character of the surrounding countryside. Development of the Town Center is intended to provide economic benefits in terms of tax base, a jobs/housing balance and a sense of community. In planning the Town Center, community leaders recognized that provisions of central water and sewer services are essential to support their vision of compact development.
The Town and Dutchess County Water & Wastewater Authority (DCWWA) engaged Delaware Engineering to evaluate various alternatives for providing central water and sewer services to the Town Center. Delaware completed a feasibility study which includes calculation of water and sewer service demand under current conditions and at full build-out; analysis of methods to convey potable water and to collect sewage within the Town Center; investigation of the potential to provide a new water supply and new wastewater treatment; and review of opportunities to connect the Town Center systems to existing DCWWA water and sewer systems.