Engineering firms show interest in Marathon wastewater project

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The request for qualification notice put out by the village of Marathon regarding the overhaul of the village’s wastewater plant has drawn interest from several area engineering firms.

Village officials put out a request for qualification on the project, seeking engineers capable of renovating the plant.

A request for qualifications (RFQ) is defined in New York as a document asking potential vendors or suppliers to provide details on their background and experience in supplying a good or service.

The updates and overhauls to the plant would be substantial, Chamberlin has said at previous meetings. Upgrades will be focused on the structure itself, along with the various pump stations around the village. Additional equipment, he said, will be put into place to speed up the operation and process waste faster, increasing plant capacity.

The plant has received no major upgrades since it was built in the 1970s. There has been a need for critical renovations for the last eight to 10 years.

Chamberlin noted Keystone Engineering from Binghamton, Delaware Engineering from Oneonta, Benton and Associates from Scoharie and Barton and Loguidice from Syracuse showed interest in the project.

The deadline for companies to submit a proposal is March 15.

“They all have the packages with the specifics of the plant,” Chamberlin said.

Chamberlin added the village will pick three of the firms and then call to set up interviews and review their proposals.