Oswego Eyes Security Improvements At Water Department

OSWEGO, NY – The city is moving forward with plans to enhance security in and around the Water Department.

At its meeting this week, the Administrative Services Committee gave a favorable recommendation to a proposal from Cedar Path Solutions Group in the amount of $59,434 to furnish and install the required surveillance systems at the Water Treatment Plant and the Munn Street pump station.

Brian Folgherait, Water Department plant manager, requested authorization for the city chamberlain to advance current funds of the city of Oswego for this project.

These grants don’t require any matching funds, but local municipalities do have to initially pay for the work and submit requests for reimbursements, he explained.

The grant was secured in the amount of $132,000 for security measures at the Water Treatment Plant and remote Water Department facilities (i.e. Munn Street fencing, security system).

He said the money would be reimbursed from funds received from the UASI Grant Program that was secured and approved by council on January 15.

According to Folgherait, the tasks to be installed under the Water Department’s portion are: an automated main gate at the Water Treatment Plant, a camera system for security- surveillance at the plant, fencing for the Munn Street tank and booster station, and a camera system for security- surveillance of the Munn Street facility.

The full council will consider the request on March 11.