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Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority gets state approval to map systems

Water and sewer lines throughout Cayuga County are finally on their way to being mapped after more than four decades.

The Cayuga County Water and Sewer Authority received a $100,000 grant through the state Department of State’s Local Government Efficiency Grant Program in December 2016. The Cayuga County Legislature agreed to match those funds so the authority could make a new map to replace the last one created in 1970, as well as explore alternative sources of drinking water.

Jeanine Wilson, director of the authority, told county legislators at the Ways and Means Committee meeting Tuesday night that the state had finally given her the notice to proceed on Monday, making those grant funds available on a reimbursement basis. The county, she added in an interview with The Citizen Wednesday, has released some of its promised funds to get the work started.

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