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Village of Homer Says Members of Newton Waterworks to Send Out Notices to Homeowners – Checking Piping


Village of Homer Deputy Mayor, Pat Clune spoke during the Village of Homer Board of Trustees meeting on Tuesday regarding new New York State lead & copper piping regulations. Clune said with the new regulations, members from the Newton Waterworks in Homer will be conducting testing at properties within the village.

The testing by the waterworks will be from the lines that connect the main pipe to the residence. Residents will see a notice in their next water bill asking residents to schedule an appointment with the Village of Homer Water & Sewer Department. The testing will begin on Clinton and Cayuga Streets.

“So for those residents, you’ll be seeing something soon and it’s New York State mandated. We gotta start getting some numbers and if we do have lead & copper connections hopefully [the village] will be getting some money from the state to offset that.”

Deputy Mayor Pat Clune said.

The Village of Homer Treasurer, Tanya Digennaro, spoke saying there isn’t an ongoing issue with the piping, but there is actually a survey that must be done to say what type of service it is; including if its galvanized pipe, copper, etc.

“It will literally take five minutes at the most.” Digennaro said regarding the testing. “They’re [workers from the waterworks] just checking it and putting it on the survey they have to turn into New York State and its every resident in the village. Some they know and those they do not know [what type] will be getting the letters.”

Residents who may have further questions are asked to contact the Village Offices at 607-749-3322.

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