December 17, 2014

Environmental Assessment for Hillsburgh dam

As published in The Erin Advocate

The Town of Erin has announced the start of the Environmental Assessment for the Station Street dam and bridge in Hillsburgh. Triton Engineering was hired last June for the process, which will study options for long-term safety.

Emergency repairs were done in 2012 after an outlet pipe failed, and the bridge is nearing the end of its design life. Completion of the EA is not expected until 2016.

Anyone wanting to be added to the contact list, to provide comments or request more information, should contact Roads Superintendent Larry Van Wyck at the Town office or Triton Project Manager Paul Ziegler at Project updates will be posted at

There has been ongoing debate about whether to retain the 19th Century mill pond. Council has allocated $190,000 in its 2014 budget for the EA, but the full project is expected to cost well over $2 million.