Support Water for Schroeppel

To The  Editor:

Property owners in the southern portion of the town of Schroeppel have the opportunity to establish a water district and access public water from the Onondaga County Water Authority.

The district includes 743 properties in the Sand Ridge area. If approved, the project would be financed by a 20-year, no-interest loan from the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund.

The cost of connecting residences to the water system is included in the scope of the proposal, so there will be no additional cost to homeowners.

Fire hydrants are included in the project and will be installed every 600 feet along the street’s water main.

Additional details about the project, including a map of the proposed water district can be viewed online at

Schroeppel property owners who support this project need to sign a petition and have it notarized for free by the Town Clerk’s office at the Schroeppel Town Hall.

Petitions can be signed Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

There are extended hours to sign the petition on December 8, from 3 to 7 p.m. and on December 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In order for the project to move forward, property owners that represent greater than 50% of the residential and total parcel assessment within the proposed water district must express their support by signing the petition in the town hall.

The cost of acquiring public water will never be less for Schroeppel residents, due to the currently available no interest financing.

This project brings Schroeppel water at a discount to the average water rate for municipalities.

I urge affected residents to sign the petition at the Schroeppel Town Hall, as soon as possible, so the water district can be established.

Joseph Barbera

1 Comment

  1. It will be many years before the no-interest loan will be available again for residents. With the availability of public water, the opportunity for additional homes and businesses to locate within our area should increase. These increases will add to the current tax base and potentially lower our taxes. In addition, it is very likely that we could see a reduction in homeowners insurance due to the presence of fire hydrants. Lets bring Pennellville into the 21st Century folks and pass this petition

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