Tonawanda News

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August 21, 2013

State flood response still weeks away

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Tonawanda News — Over the course of the last month, complaints related to the July storm have become standard during council meetings. Officials say they are preparing a more permanent solution: Gas-powered generators will appear in this year’s budget, they say, which will be connected to pump stations and help alleviate some flooding-related issues. 

A more comprehensive plan is also in the works that would chip away at the city’s antiquated sewer and water lines, according to interviews with council members and Ortt conducted over the last month. 

“We’re looking at longer-term solutions,” said Council President Rich Andres on Tuesday. 

Contact reporter Michael Regan at 693-1000, ext. 4115. 

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