Village of Homer finds engineering firm for sewer project

Village of Homer. (Photo via the Village of Homer Recreation Department).

Syracuse-based engineering firm Barton and Loguidice will help the village of Homer complete its sanitary sewer pump station improvements project.

The village board approved the firm’s request for qualifications at Tuesday’s meeting to handle a $5.5 million renovations project for the village’s 50-year-old sewer infrastructure

The project would replace a weathered water tank with a concrete one, as well as renovate the four pump stations at the following locations: Hudson Street, Brentwood Drive, North Main Street and Willow Park Drive.

The project is also set to replace the controls and electric fixtures at the stations on Albany Street, Hooker Avenue, North Main Street and Wall Street.

All told, the project would renovate all but one of the village’s nine pump stations.

The overhauls will be financed via a mixture of both grants and loans, including a no-interest loan of $1.7 million, and about $1.9 million in state grants.

Construction is set to start sometime in 2024.

In a memo sent by Barton Loguidice Project Manager Eric Pond, the company bills itself as a leader in water resources consulting in New York state.

“We have assembled a team and amassed a vast amount of experience on projects very similar to Homer,” Pond said, noting that the firm has had plenty of prior experience working with the village.