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Town of Orleans (population 2789)

Name of service/government operation: Joint Waste Water

Form of sharing: Joint Purchase,cost sharing

Services affected: Sewer District

Year started: 2004

Partners: Alexandria Bay, Clayton, ORLEANS

Primary goal(s)/motivation(s): Sewer on Rt 12 corridor

What planning process preceded the sharing? Cheaper for all invested by the three municipalities to have one treatment plant.

What governance structures and/or agreements are required to maintain this agreement? IMA, sewer board

Challenges: Three municipalities to have harmony

Benefits: Sewr on rt 12 that serves over 600 residents

Impact on budget: Considerable savings with the three communities being involved

Impact on labor: Labor costs were known and divided

Key contact: Kevin Rarick