While the complete cost of the project is being cover by the county, the Town of Guilderland decided to take advantage of the opportunity and replace a water line on the west side of the road.
The $183,500 project was approved by the Town Board at its Tuesday, March 13 meeting. At the meeting, William West, superintendent of the town's Water and Wastewater Department said the current line, installed in 1948, is "very brittle" and in need of replacement.
"It's cheaper to have it as a betterment project under the county," said West, at the meeting.
According to information from Breslin's office, the Town of Guilderland is saving approximately $60,000 on the replacement of the sewer line by rolling it into the county project, as opposed to having it done independently.
At the March 13 board meeting, West said that the town decided to replace the west side water line, as opposed to the east side line because the west side line is made out of cement, while the east side line is made out of cast iron.
"If the cast iron pipe were to break I wouldn't have to get into brand new road surface. It would be a mess, but I wouldn't have to get into brand new road surface," said West.
He said he doesn't believe the line is in danger of breaking in the near future. "We've got some time on that," he said.