Audit of homeowner sewer connections is lagging

WATERVLIET — City commissioners on Tuesday heard a largely upbeat update on progress of the infrastructure overhaul known as the Citywide Asset Management Plan – but also learned that one element of the ambitious effort has been moving with disappointing slowness.

An audit of city residences’ sump-pump connections, part of a plan to reduce costly discharges into the city’s sanitary sewer system, is running behind schedule, said City Manager R. Tyler Dotson. To complete the chore more swiftly, he added, Watervliet is considering retaining an outside party to conduct the rest of the audit.