CAMBRIDGE, NY (NEWS 10) – The village relies on water, especially when there’s an emergency, like fighting a fire.
They have only had a 75,000 gallon tank for the entire village and it hasn’t been enough.
On Wednesday, the village broke ground on a new 150,000 gallon water tank.
The president of New York American Water, Brian Bruce, was on hand along with Mayor Carman Bogle to talk about the significance of this $1 million project.
The project also includes laying down 2,400 feet of new water main. All of this will make a huge difference, especially if there’s an emergency.
“What happens is that our hydrants don’t have enough volume so in instances where there’s a fire, they use a hydrant the rest of the village has no water,” Mayor Bogle said. “That happened back in February when there was a little fire here they were fighting it for a day and a half and water supply was decreased everywhere else”
They hope to use local contractors for much of the work and hope to have it all done by December 15.