Fredonia Launches Study To Examine Proposed Pipeline With Dunkirk

FREDONIA, NY (WNY News Now) – The Village of Fredonia has launched a study to determine if connecting their water system with the City of Dunkirk’s supply would be beneficial.

Over the years, the northern Chautauqua County community’s system has been plagued by numerous issues, from frequent boil water orders due to filtration failures, to an overall revenue loss.

Last month at this time, officials in Dunkirk proposed working together to building a 4,000 foot long pipeline that would transport water from the city to SUNY Fredonia’s campus, one of the municipality’s largest customers.

The project, we’re told, would provide adequate output at a price that could solve the issue of expensive production at the village’s current reservoir in the Town of Pomfret.

Fredonia Mayor Doug Essek is hopeful a partnership could be beneficial to both communities.

“Both communities, and the region around us need redundancy so closing down anything would be foolish, that was not my intention with the main connect with the City of Dunkirk,” explained Essek.

The last time the village reviewed their water and sewer department in a study like this, was in 2016.


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