Wastewater Disposal Engineering Report & Design
Civil Engineering, Surveying and Underground Utility Location, Investigation & Inspection
The Village of Kinderhook is comprised of approximately 1270 acres including residential, commercial, and agricultural uses and is bordered by the Kinderhook Creek. The Village is currently served by individual subsurface wastewater disposal systems and is unsewered. The 1968 Columbia County Comprehensive Sewerage Study identified the Village for connection to a municipal system, but attempts at progressing a wastewater project since then have been unsuccessful. The Village has renewed its efforts at establishing a wastewater system, and as part of this effort, Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis prepared a Preliminary Engineering Report, which evaluated where wastewater improvements were needed in the Village and the most appropriate and cost-effective means of wastewater disposal.
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis presented the results of this evaluation to the Village Board and at several public meetings, working closely with the Village to ensure the public had clear understanding of the recommended alternative.
The Village of Kinderhook has used the report to secure a Shared Municipal Services Incentive grant of $377,000 and a Community Development Block Grant of $285,000.
Ryan Biggs | Clark Davis worked closely with the Village and the regulatory agencies including NYSDEC and NYSDOT to complete the system design, which includes a gravity collection system, a pump station, and force main.
The project within the historic village required archeological assessment and natural habitat assessment. The completion of the NEPA process is anticipated in summer of 2013, with construction commencing soon afterward.