Committed to fixing what needs to be fixed, County Executive George Latimer is proud to announce a $750K upgrade to the Water Street Pumping Station Catwalk Foundation in Peekskill.

Latimer said: “Large or small, these projects help maintain the most vital of services of Westchester County Government on behalf of the residents who live here. My Administration came into office with a large list of needed repairs and we are proud of all the work done to tackle them.”

This project will provide for the repair of the foundation of the existing catwalk at the Water Street Pumping Station that connects the pumping station and the onsite storage tank. Work will include, but not be limited to, shoring of the existing catwalk pier foundation, stabilization of the existing embankment slope, installation of a new retaining wall around the pumping station’s influent chamber, and restoration of the cathodic protection of the existing steel tank.

Department of Environmental Facilities Commissioner Vincent Kopicki said: “While Westchester residents may not see the daily functions of our department, they would certainly know when there is an issue. These projects will help keep our operations the way they should be, only here to serve and not hinder Westchester residents.”

This project will reduce the amount of erosion occurring on the steep slope of the property and its impact to the operation of the pumping station.