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Funds Appropriated for Two Natural Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

The Legislature appropriated funds from the County’s Natural Infrastructure Capital Project to support two drainage-related projects in the Town of Ithaca—$3,000 for the Dubois Road Ditch Stormwater Improvement Project and $7,000 to support the Public Works Facility Stormwater Improvement Project, at the County’s Public Works Facility on Bostwick Road.  The goal of the Natural Infrastructure project is to reduce risks of flooding and protect public and private water supplies. 

The Dubois Road project includes installation of a subsurface drain and check dam system, designed to slow and filter water in a road ditch prior to entering a tributary to Cayuga Lake.   It is hoped the technique could eventually be utilized by highway and public works departments in the county.  The Public Works facility project will help support a rain garden project at the southeast corner of the facility’s parking lot, designed to receive stormwater from the lot prior to entering the Bostwick Road ditch.