Construction of a new water district in Moriah will begin this week. Riznick Construction, New York Division, will do the $1.8 million project in water district 4, which will serve the Forge Hollow, Elk Inn Road and Stone Street areas.
continued Thanks to the grant, the water project will have no impact on the town budget or water rates. The Forge Hollow, Elk Inn Road and Stone Street area residents will pay $280 a year for water, the same as other Moriah residents.
The extended water service will help the town as a whole, Scozzafava explained. The new water customers will pay a portion of the costs to operate the water filtration plant, which will lower that expense for others. The water service will also make that area available for construction, which would add to the town tax base.
“There’s a lot of vacant land in that area,” Scozzafava said. “With water available the area can be developed. I hope we’ll see some new homes built there.”