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Trustees concerned about floodwater at SL treatment plant

"At that point there was a study done, and that question was asked by somebody, and the engineers said that there was no way that even if the clarifiers failed and dumped the effluent on the sewer treatment plant property that it would ever make the aquifer where we were drawing the water out."

Branch says he just worried that the state could impose sanctions on the village that would increase the cost of an already expensive project.

"We all know we have the cleanest drinking water in the world right now and we're being forced to spend this money and I'm afraid that once we get it in, we could get a letter from the DOH saying, 'Wait a minute, flood zone, boil your water, drill another well,'" he said.

At the moment, Sweeney says the project's engineers - Barton & Loguidice - are in contact with officials at the health department regarding the flooding issues at the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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