WOP: TCVNY and VCVNY

Syed Semab haiderSyed Semab haider   July 17, 2012  
 

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The aim of this WOP is to extend water service to an area of the town where private wells were contaminated

GENERAL WOP INFORMATION

June 13, 2006 -
Was the code of conduct followed?
No link
Did the operators sign a formal partnership agreement?
Yes
WOPs facilitator
None

PARTNERS AND THEIR INPUTS

Town of Cape Vincent, NY - Mentor and recipient
Village of Cape Vincent, NY - Mentor and recipient

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS

Other supporting organizations
New York State Shared Services Incentive program awarded the municipalities a $400,000 grant.

New York State's Drinking Water State Revolving Fund program provided a short-term, low-interest loan to finance the project.
Total cost of WOP ($)
5,962,451.00

THEMES AND OBJECTIVES

Themes
Expanding services to low income households

Objectives
To extend water service to an area of the town where private wells were contaminated
To increase water plant capacity in the village whose water storage tank needed to be repaired or replaced

WOPS ACTIVITIES

What types of activities were carried out to help develop operator capacity?
Joint planning or work

Describe WOPs activities
The town and village jointly purchased and built a single water tank instead of constructing two separate tanks.

RESULTS

Describe the overall results
Town and village saved $1 million over the cost of constructing two separate water tanks, reducing the average cost per household by $200 a year.

In 2008, the town began serving clean water to residents that had contaminated well water.

Village had a long-term solution for their water supply instead of temporarily repairing the old water tank.

Because of its size, the combined water tank provided better residential water pressure and fire protection.

Which factors had a positive influence on the success of your WOP?
  • Accurate identification of capacity needs
  • Appropriate partner selection
  • Financing for WOPs