Town debates cost of upgrades to meet new EPA wastewater rules

New York towns are gearing up to comply with coming Environmental Protection Agency sewage regulations aimed at cleaning up local waterways. The Total Maximum Daily Load rules would regulate the amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment that could be dumped. Residents of Owego are worried about costs. Retrofitting one of the town's two wastewater treatment plants to meet discharge rules could cost $10 million.

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