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Rotterdam and Guilderland reach water agreement

Rotterdam and Guilderland reach water agreement

Guilderland to buy water, create emergency interconnection
Rotterdam and Guilderland reach water agreement
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ROTTERDAM -- The towns of Rotterdam and Guilderland have reached an agreement under which Guilderland will buy water from Rotterdam, the two towns have announced.

The Rotterdam Town Board on Wednesday approved a memorandum of agreement under which Guilderland will pay Rotterdam at least $100,000 per year, and the towns agree to share water during any emergency.

Guilderland will build a connection to the Rotterdam water supply via Guilderland Avenue, and Guilderland will operate and maintain the connection.

“Rotterdam is blessed with a very high-quality water supply from the Great Flats Aquifer," said Rotterdam Town Supervisor Steven A. Tommasone. "Our administration’s goal has always been to generate revenue for the town by selling a small portion of our excess water capacity. These additional revenues will help our taxpayers and allow us to make ongoing improvements to our water wells and distribution."

“This water supply agreement advances the town of Guilderland’s interest in diversifying its water resources by purchasing high-quality water at affordable prices," said Town Supervisor Peter G. Barber.

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