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3rd Chance for Owego to Vote on Water Deal


The Village of Owego hopes the third time will be the charm to vote on a deal to sell treated water to a natural gas drilling company.
A vote is expected at their meeting, which begins at 7pm at the Department of Public Works office on Elm Street.
Inflection Energy wants to purchase 200,000 gallons of water a day from the village’s wastewater treatment facility. At 5 cents per gallon, it could mean as much as $36 million over the next 10 years. The water will be used for the company’s hydraulic fracturing in nearby Bradford County.
Trustees first considered the agreement on Dec. 6, but tabled a vote to consider resident concerns like increased truck traffic.
A special meeting was scheduled for last Monday but had to be canceled when a medical emergency prevented the whole board from attending.

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