A dispute has developed involving a company working on a critical section of the Binghamton-Johnson City Sewage Treatment Plant.

Quandel Construction has advised city and village officials that allowing employees into the unfinished solids handling building at the Vestal facility will delay work and put them at risk.

In a letter provided to WNBF by Binghamton City Councilman Dan Livingston, the company warned the project manager - Jacobs Engineering Group - on August 15 that "critical life-safety systems" were incomplete in the building.

A section of a letter detailing the concerns of Quandel Construction about the sewage treatment plant.

In the message, Quandel project executive Mark Salak wrote that the company won't accept any responsibility for damage or injuries resulting from the occupancy of the building before the work was finished.

Quandel sent a follow-up letter this week seeking a response to the previous warning, noting the company expects to be reimbursed for the delays linked to the early occupancy of the building.

Binghamton city councilman Dan Livingston said he is concerned about the issues raised by Quandel and the ongoing communication problems involving those working on the sewage treatment plant project.

A massive construction project continues at the sewage treatment plant on Vestal Road. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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