Rome, New York, Water Supply Rebuilding the Water Tunnel From Taberg to Lee


On Thursday October 20th, 2016 at 7:30 PM at the Rome Historical Society Auditorium, Jon R. Putnam, P.E., B.C.C.E. will present “Rome, New York, Water Supply Rebuilding the Water Tunnel From Taberg to Lee”.  We hope to see you there.

Mr. Putnam will present a description of the recent rehabilitation of the City’s East Branch Fish Creek Raw Water Tunnel located in Taberg, that was originally constructed in, and in service since, 1908. The mile-long underground tunnel provides water from the Kessinger Dam to the City of Rome’s water system. Presentation will include history of tunnel, the engineering investigations and design phase, and rehabilitation phase of the project.

Mr. Putnam has over 18 years of experience in civil and environmental engineering industry, including the planning, engineering, design, and construction of water and wastewater systems, street and site development, trenchless technologies, and construction engineering and engineering management.  He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State and a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, New York Rural Water Association, North American Society of Trenchless Technologies, and the current Vice President of the American Public Works Association New York Chapter.  He holds Bachelor Degrees in Agricultural and Civil Engineering from SUNY Morrisville and the SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and is a manager at GHD Consulting Engineers Cazenovia NY.

Mr. Putnam will be at a dinner at the Savoy Restaurant at 5:30 before the talk.  The public is invited to attend both the dinner and the presentation.  The presentation is free.  Dinner reservations should be called in to the restaurant.

This meeting is open to the public. We hope you will attend.

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