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Water tank in the works

According to Collins, the installation of the water line will be the most challenging part of the project because of the Thruway component.

Besides 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. There are about 575 households in Rotterdam Junction.

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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