CORNING - The Corning Manor capital improvement has been extended by approximately six months for additional work to the surrounding infrastructure, officials said.
Town of Corning Supervisor Kim Feehan said the primary reason for the extension is so additional work can be applied to the roads on Spaulding Drive, Fairway Road and Green Parkway.
“The main reason is so we can do a sealant coat in the spring,” Feehan said. “So that we’re putting the road back the way it was.”
The other reason is to install an inline or exterior propane generator to power the water and pumping systems in the event the area loses power.
“That would mean you would have water and pumping ability so nobody on that whole side would be out of water,” Feehan said.
“We have two separate grids for that entire area,” she said. “If both grids went down, we’d use a generator to run it.”
The cutoff date for the additional work is authorized until June 10, 2017.
““We should be done by then,” Feehan said.
The Corning Manor water project featured an overhaul to the Corning Manor District’s aging water system.
The work on the water infrastructure has since been completed.
“Effectively, the pumps, wells, everything is up,” Feehan said. “Everybody has their new meters. All the new lines are through.”
The project consisted of replacing 5,000 feet of 6-inch pipes with 8-inch ductile-iron piping, in addition to new meters, new meter pits and a new pump.
The entire renovation is expected to cost approximately $900,000.