Dutchess County , N.Y., executive William Steinhaus was joined by Chairman of the Dutchess County Water and Wastewater Authority, Thomas LeGrand to celebrate the closing on the authority’s acquisition of the Dalton Farm Water and Sewer System and the Water System in the hamlet of Poughquag.
"The customers will now have a continuation of reliable water and sewer service with the assurance that the systems will be carefully managed in the public interest," said Steinhaus.
The Dalton Farm Water and Sewer Systems serve 531 properties within the Dalton Farm subdivision in the town of Beekman. The water system also provides water, under a purchase agreement with the Town of Beekman, to 24 properties within the town’s Poughquag Hamlet Water Improvement Area. The Beekman Town Board previously voted to transfer the Hamlet water distribution system to the county authority at no cost.
The facilities will also provide water and sewer service to the proposed residential developments at Plum Court and Victoria Estates, for a projected additional 65 new residential customers.
The Authority reached agreement late last year with USX, the parent company of Farms Water and Farms Sewer, to purchase the water and sewer systems at Dalton Farm for a total of $3.85 million.
Source: Duchess County