Delaware Engineering recently assisted the Town of East Greenbush in the preparation of a Map, Plan & Report for the consolidation of the Hampton Manor and General Water Districts. Delaware originally prepared a Feasibility Study which analyzed the existing Hampton Manor water treatment, storage and distribution system and examined alternatives to correct for aging infrastructure and water quality aesthetics – District consolidation was identified as the preferred alternative.
The Map, Plan & Report identified the composition of the existing districts, including populations served, water sources and distribution systems, and water quality and pressure. The Report outlines recommended actions, including metered water use through the consolidated district, pressure control reduction, and water line repair and replacement throughout the Hampton Manor district.
In preparing the Map, Plan & Report, Delaware conducted rate analyses for the customers who would comprise the new consolidated water district, weighing the costs and benefits of numerous alternatives. Through this process, Delaware developed a new rate structure and supported the Town in its implementation. Delaware assisted the Town in conducting several public meetings regarding the new rate structure, and assisted in water district proceedings, supporting legal counsel with documentation for actions subject to Article 17-A of the General Municipal Law.