State Senator James Seward sounded a note of optimism at Friday’s groundbreaking for Cooperstown’s new water treatment plant by saying much of the project will be done by the time Derek Jeter gets into the Baseball Hall of Fame next year. The current water treatment plant was built 50 years ago and has been upgraded but it’s now past its lifespan. Seward secured $2 million in state funding for the project that should take about a year and a half to complete. Seward says "this project will meet current and future needs for those who live and work here along with the thousands of tourists who visit each year."

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