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Binghamton announces investments to water infrastructure

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The city of Binghamton is outlining it's flood hazard mitigation projects on the nine year anniversary of the 2006 flood....

The projects include flood wall repairs, storm water and sanitary sewer separation and upgrates, and a $1.7 million rehabilitation of the McDonald Ave pump station.

Binghamton has received 3 million dollars from the state's New York rising reconstruction program.

The first project was announced last month - a separation of the storm water and sanitary sewer lines at the front street gateway.

"There is not one program or strategy and end all to solve all of our issues. we have to look at all of the resources we have available to us and approach all of them at the same time so that we have several different strategies working together in an effort to try and minimize the flooding in our community," said Binghamton mayor Rich David.

Most of these initiatives are being funded through either bonds or grants.

The only project with funding still pending is a grant application to purchase homes in flood-prone areas.