SCHEDULE / CONSTRUCTION
Q. When will construction start?
Construction will start after all easements have been obtained for this part of the project and the project has been bid and awarded to a Contractor. We would like construction to start the Summer of 2020 and/or Spring 2021. For more information and updates about construction, please visit the Updates section of the Website (https://www.wwdistrict.com/updates). Construction for the main waterline located along Route 209 is expected to start in late 2020. Construction for the 483,000 Gallon Water Tank is expected to be constructed and completed by early Spring 2021.
Q. How long will construction take?
Construction is expected to take up to two (2) years.
Q. When will construction be completed?
Construction is expected to be Completed in late Summer/Fall of 2022.
Q. How many Contractors will there be?
We are planning to issue 6 to 10 contracts for construction. Contracts will be divided by type of work. Contracts will include watermain installation, water storage tank, water treatment plant, water service installations.
Q. When will my water service be installed? When can I start using the new service?
A water service will be installed from the street into your home or building after the watermain has been installed and approved by the Health Department. Most services will be installed in 2021/2022. Once the service is installed and accepted by the Water Department, you may use the water.
Q. What is an easement?
An easement is a written document that provides permission for the Town to install the water main in the street.
Q. Why do we need a Water Line Easement from you?
Due to road widths and road setbacks the Town needs permission from you to install a buried/underground water pipe along the edge of or under the road pavement.
Q. What are my responsibilities as the property owner in terms of this easement?
The easement allows us (The Town) to bury the pipe in the roadway area. We (The Town) are responsible for the maintenance of the waterline not you. We (The Town) will file the authorized easement with Ulster County on your behalf to remain with your land deeds. The property owner and the Town will sign an easement.
Q. What happens once the easements are signed and filed with the County?
Once the easements are filed, the Town will bid and award a contract to install the waterline. The waterline installation is intended to have minimal disruption to you.
Q. What do we need to do to complete the easement?
You should receive a package, delivered by the USPS, from the Town. The package includes the easement description. The easement needs to be signed by the property owner(s). The easement also requires notarization. To best assist and keep the project moving forward, we need you to return the paperwork within two weeks of receiving the letter and/or schedule an appointment to come to Town Hall (108 Canal Street, Ellenville) and notarize your signature(s). You can also come to a signing event happening on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings.
Q. How can I set up an appointment to get my forms notarized?
Please contact the Town Supervisor Confidential Legislative Aide, Tracy Moza (845)647-7800 ext. 6. Tracy will set an appointment time with you.
Q. What if I can not complete the paperwork in the next two weeks?
We ask that you call and make an appointment or try to come to a signing event on Wednesday evening or Saturday morning.
Q. How much will this cost me?
There is no cost to properties located in the District. The NYC DEP has agreed to fund this project.
Q. How can I help?
Complete or schedule an appointment with the Town and get your paperwork returned. To schedule your appointment, reach out to Town Supervisor Confidential Legislative Aide, Tracy Moza (845)647-7800 ext. 6. Tracy will schedule an appointment time with you. Please reach out to your neighbors and ask if they have received and completed their paperwork.
Q. What if I didn’t get an easement package from the Town?
Please reach out to the Chazen Companies (845)486-1524 or Town Attorney, Bill Collier, Esq. (845)647-4000.
Q. What if I don’t understand the easement and/or I have questions about the easement?
Please reach out to Town Attorney, Bill Collier, Esq. (845)647-4000.
Q. Is the Turkey Hill Rd Area part of the proposed project? Why do you need an easement from us?
The Turkey Hill Rd area is not part of the Wawarsing Water District but is being considered part of the project. We are considering placement of the waterline on the local roads to allow for possible future water services in the Turkey Hill Area. Depending on the easements received and the cost of construction the Town may be able to place the waterline close to these homes for a future connection.
Q. If the Town installs a waterline along Turkey Hill, when can homes in the Turkey Hill Area get water?
Once the District construction is completed the Town can consider having outside district user agreements for Turkey Hill homes.
Q. What happens if the Turkey Hill Rd Area is not constructed?
If the Town decides to construct a waterline in the future, it will not be included in the current project budget and will be paid for by the users at that time.
There is no charge for the easement or filing the paperwork.
Q. I am located in the Turkey Hill Area. How much will this cost me?
If the waterline is constructed through the Turkey Hill Area as part of the project, there is no charge for the watermain. If a service connection is granted for the Turkey Hill area homes, in the future, the property owner will be responsible for the water service line that runs from the road to the house.
Q. Why are our homes in the Turkey Hill area not part of the Water District and we are not getting water services?
The NYC DEP worked with USGS to establish the limits of the water district. As part of the water district that was formed in 2019, the NYC DEP has agreed to finance the construction of the water district. If the Town would like to add homes or businesses to the water district, they must do so, after the initial work is complete.
Q. I live in the Turkey Hill Area. What if my neighbors don’t want to provide an easement?
If the Town can not get the support from all the properties in this area and complete their easement paperwork, the waterline will remain located along Route 209. There would be no waterline installed in the Turkey Hill area. A waterline installed at a future time would not be part of the current project budget and would be paid for by the property owners.