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Amsterdam hoping state funds can help fix sewage problem

July 31, 2017 07:12 PM

AMSTERDAM - The city of Amsterdam is hoping a new state emergency fund can help to keep sewage from backing up into homes on Pershing Road.

Amsterdam has filed the first ever application for money from the new $10 million fund.

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According to Assemblyman Santabarbara's office, the city wants $560,000 to fix crumbling sewer pipes on Pershing Road. When heavy rains come, storm water overloads the system and forces the sewage into homes.

They tell NewsChannel 13 four feet of sewage backed up into one basement in a storm earlier this month.

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