In 2017 the Village engaged engineering firm MRB Group to study the state of the Village's stormwater management and infrastructure. Fieldwork was conducted in 2017 and 2018 and a report was presented to the Village Board in late 2018 (see below).
In 2019 the Village received grant funding through former Assemblymember Lifton's office. NY State froze this funding in 2020 due to Covid, and finally released it for use in 2021. This grant funding was used to remediate key areas identified in the stormwater management report and the first phase of that project is now complete.
Given that the Village is receiving more frequent and more intense periods of rainfall due to climate change, the effort of addressing stormwater management in the Village will continue, potentially indefinitely.
- Cornell Cooperative Extension
- Tompkins County Environmental Management Council
- Stormwater Coalition of Tompkins County