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Rotterdam Junction water tank in the works

Beside the fact the water tank will be larger, it comes with other benefits.

"This tank is a glass-lined tank versus a solid metal tank. This tank is virtually maintenance free forever because it's glass-lined," said Collins. "That will cut down on maintenance fees for the people out on Rotterdam Junction. Plus, this tank is expandable."

In 20 years if a larger water tank is needed in the town, the platform that it sits on is being designed in such a way that it can be expanded to hold 750,000 gallons. Currently there are about 575 households in Rotterdam Junction.

"We're planning on some growth, and we'll be able to handle [it] if there is any," said Collins.

The proposed location of the tank is off of Rynex Corners Road.

"There's some town-owned property there in Rotterdam Junction," said Peter Comenzo, senior planner for the Town of Rotterdam.

According to Comenzo the proposed property stands on a portion of a former landfill. Barton and Loguidice, an engineering firm based out of Albany, are assisting with the project.

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