Pricey Ballston pump station needed for county water

"[Former Town Supervisor] Ray [Callanan] had felt that based on other pumps we had purchased in the past, we would be in the range of $100,000," she added.

Hynes said that options for paying for the station are still being examined as the town enters the budgeting process. One possibility would be to bond the project, potentially passing the cost to users in the district over time.

According to Ballston Supervisors Patti Southworth, who took office in early 2008, an exact plan may have to wait until it is decided how the two water sources will be distributed among customers.

"At this point, we haven't established who will be getting water from where," she said. "We have to service some residents with Glenville water because of where they are."

The CT Male report also states that the pumping station could serve to deliver water to the Clifton Park Water Authority if the town decides to sign on with the county water system.

CT Male representatives could not immediately be reached.

Southworth said that the water situation needs to be studied further before a decision is made on how to fund the pump station.

"It would make a lot of sense to get the contract sorted out before building the pump station," she said. "It's something we're going to have to address one way or another."

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