MAMARONECK, N.Y. Construction on the Mamaroneck Waste Water Treatment Plant will being in the next two weeks, according to Westchester County officials.
The only things left needing approval are the specifications for the scaffolding and nets, which will be set up around the building and tower from now through the winter months, according to Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Facilities Thomas Laurel.
Because the project will continue through the colder months, the contractor is planning on heating the scaffolding areas around the tower. The area will be temperature controlled so the new bricks set correctly as they are being installed.
The building, which is eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, originally was built in 1929 and hasn't had any major construction done to it since. The tower has formed major cracks in it and part of the façade and roof have sustained some damage throughout the years.
The bricks will be matched exactly, everything will remain as it is now once the project is completed, Laurel said.
The entire project originally was slated to take a year to complete but by working through the winter months, it should be completed by June, along with some of the interior projects going on at the plant.
The plant currently is being upgraded to remove nitrogen from the Long Island Sound and will accept an average of 23.2 million gallons of water per day when it is completed. The plant serves Mamaroneck and parts of Larchmont and White Plains.
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