Fix for Fredonia’s dirty water pushed back to December

FREDONIA, N.Y. — A long-overdue project to replace old, rusted water mains in Fredonia has hit a snag.

Last night, Mayor Athanasia Landis and the village board ordered its engineering firm to get the project ready for bids. The work is to replace 1.8 miles of mains. The old pipe is believed to be the culprit behind a years old problem of dirty water flowing through the taps at a number of homes in the northern portion of Fredonia.

But while money for the $1.5 million project has been in place since before summer began, getting the work ready for a competitive bidding process has been slowed. Reportedly, there were issues with easements, or legal access to the land where the main replacement is to be done.

Village officials previously had hoped to have the project completed by October. But a village employee tells 2 On Your Side that because of the delay, it is now hoped the work can be finished by December.

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