A crane has positioned a big prefabricated pump station onto a concrete base near Union-Endicott High School.

A man working on the booster pump structure. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The 55,000-pound structure was transported over a circuitous route from Georgia over several days.

Vernon Ziegler of Vacri Construction Corporation in Binghamton said the 40-foot by 12-foot pump system arrived in Endicott Tuesday.

Several workers spent most of Wednesday guiding the structure into place on the base that had been constructed over the summer just south of Riverview Drive.

The booster pump station will allow for an interconnection between the Endicott and Vestal water systems. A pipeline under the Susquehanna River will be used to supply the neighboring water system during emergency situations.

Ziegler said the building and generator at the pump station site have been installed. Final connections to the existing water system should be completed in the next few weeks. Electric and natural gas service also must be installed at the facility.

Ziegler said the interconnect system could be operational by the end of next month.

The federal government provided funding for the $665,000 project.

The prefabricated structure after it was installed on the concrete base off Riverview Drive. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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