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Groundbreaking for YMCA project set for Wednesday

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WATERTOWN — The Watertown Family YMCA will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at 10 a.m. Wednesday for its $27.5 million downtown community and aquatics center.

The new center will feature a natatorium with a six-lane lap pool and adjacent recreational pool, multi-sport courts, indoor track, wellness center, classrooms and child watch facilities.

The project is expected to be completed in November 2023.

Also on Wednesday, YMCA officials will host a groundbreaking and storytelling reception at the Savory Downtown restaurant from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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Lowville breaks ground on final phase of wastewater treatment upgrade

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WATERTOWN, New York (WWNY) – It’s the second and final phase of a multi-million dollar wastewater project in Lowville. Village officials and project managers broke ground Tuesday to celebrate the wastewater treatment plant upgrade.

State and federal regulations have changed and, if the village doesn’t comply by 2023, it could be faced with a nearly $39,000 penalty.

“One of the things New York State DEC is recommending a change in how wastewater is disinfected before it goes on to the river, so part of this project is to do the new upgrades,” said Mayor Joseph Beagle.

But that’s only part of the story. Beagle hopes the upgrades, including a new chlorine contact tank, will help the village grow.

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