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October 8, 2012

Delhi to benefit from water project


Friesland Campina is planning a two-phase, $40,000,000 expansion project, which would double its existing plant production and add 50 employees. The new wastewater improvements will also allow MorningStar/Ultra Diary to add an estimated 30 new jobs to its current payroll of 130 employees.

SUNY Delhi President Candace S. Vancko said: “Gov. Cuomo’s announcement is tremendous news for our region. SUNY Delhi and the COE in WATER are proud partners in creating a solution that will allow the Village of Delhi to meet the expansion needs of Ultra Dairy and Friesland Campina Domo and bring new jobs to the area. We believe this is a project that will serve as a national model for how economic growth can take place in water restricted regions.”

The championship-level course managed by the College Foundation at Delhi is currently watered from the Little Delaware River. By using the new disposal and irrigation system, the release said, The College Golf Course at Delhi would have a renewable irrigation resource that would be an energy- and water-efficiency model for golf courses around the nation.

SUNY Delhi offers a major in golf course management and professional golf management, but its ability to irrigate is limited under the terms of a withdrawal permit from the Little Delaware River.

COE in WATER is a partnership between SUNY Delhi, the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency, SUNY Environmental College of Science and Forestry in Syracuse.

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