Owego to Hold 2nd Meeting on Water Sale


Village of Owego trustees have announced a special meeting for Monday to once again consider a deal to sell treated water to a natural gas drilling company.
The meeting will be held at 7pm at the Hubbard Auditorium in the Tioga County Office Building.
Inflection Energy wants to purchase 200,000 gallons a day of treated water from the village’s wastewater treatment facility. It could mean as much as $36.5 million in revenues for the village over the next 10 years, which Mayor Ed Arrington says could be used to lower sewer rates and replace aging infrastructure.
Trustees held over a vote two days ago to investigate resident complaints about increased truck traffic and that Inflection Energy may want to use the treated water for hydrofracking.
Since that decision, other local municipalities have come forward to offer the treated water from their facilities to Inflection Energy.

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