City investing $2M in eastside wastewater plant
OSWEGO — Port City officials are pumping more than $2 million into wastewater treatment upgrades, with the bulk of the funds slated for an energy efficiency project at the Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant.
Dubbed the Eastside Green Innovation Project, the roughly $2 million wastewater plant upgrades would replace a series of aeration blowers that run around-the-clock. The Oswego Common Council earlier this month approved up to $1.09 million for the project, which will also use up to $1 million in grant funding to complete.
The move is the latest in a long line of wastewater and water upgrades made by the city in recent years that included the mammoth undertaking known as the sewer separation, or consent decree, to complete a federally mandated separation of the storm water and wastewater systems on the west side of the Oswego River.