Town Postpones Hearing On Wastewater Disposal At New Westport Weston Y

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The work is nearly complete at the new Westport Weston Family Y on Allen Road.
The work is nearly complete at the new Westport Weston Family Y on Allen Road. Photo Credit: Alissa Smith, file photo

WESTPORT, Conn -- At the request of the Westport Weston Family Y, the town Westport has agreed to postpone a hearing with the Water Pollution Control Authority on the wastewater disposal at the Y's new facility at Mahackeno.

First Selectman Jim Marpe announced Tuesday afternoon that at the scheduled review of the FAST System Operating Agreement and associated documents will be delayed until a date to be announced in September.

This is in order to provide the Y the additional time is needs to fully complete the required documentation, Marpe said in a statement.

“Throughout the approval and construction process, the Family Y has been thorough and meticulous in meeting all conditions and requirements. The Town and the Y want the final approval steps to meet the same standard,” said Marpe.

In a statement, Family Y CEO Rob Reeves said, “We are confident that we can meet and exceed all requirements of the WPCA for operating the new Y’s on-site wastewater disposal system. We will need a few more days to assemble all the necessary documentation.”

The ribbon-cutting scheduled for this Thursday, Aug. 28, at 7 p.m. at the new facility at 14 Allen Raymond Lane will proceed as planned.

“The WPCA approval is not necessary to conduct this ceremonial event,” said Reeves. “We will open our new building at Mahackeno for use by our members as soon as all necessary town and state conditions are met and approvals are received. We will announce that specific opening date as soon as possible.”

After years of planning and 15 months of consruction work, the $38.5 million new Westport Weston Family Y at its Mahackeno campus is nearly complete. 

The Y plans to open the 54,000-square-foot facility early this fall.

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