Olean Sewer System Work Needs More Time and Money

It’ll take more time and more money to fix Olean’s sewer waste discharges into the Alleheny River.
Last month a power failure at the Fourth Street sewer system pump station caused a dump of about 450,00 gallons of untreated sewer waste into the river. but that’s nothing new, according to the Olean Times Herald.
City Department of Public Works Director Bob Ring reportedly told the paper that it happens a couple of times a year.
The wastewater treatment plant hasn’t seen major work since 1972.
The Common Council recently authorized $95,000 more on top of the $250,000 a year to work on the problem.
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Respiratory and heart patients at Jones Memorial Hospital are getting a big shot in the arm with over $100,000 in grant money coming their way to help buy new equipment to help them.
The money comes from the F. T. and Anna C. Manley Memorial Trust and the Jeanette Dermit Trust.