The City of Keene’s Massive Cluster of Wipes Clogs Sewer System

Mar 13

The City of Keene’s Massive Cluster of Wipes Clogs Sewer System

The city of Keene, NY has experienced a sustained dilemma with the all-too-familiar wipe, causing blockages in the sewer system. In recent years, the city has seen an increase in the use of flushable wipes which has subsequently placed a hardship on the treatment facility. While this epidemic is not necessarily a new problem, the amount used has greatly increased...

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New York Devises Distress Signal for Sewer System

Dec 09

New York Devises Distress Signal for Sewer System

Various Cities throughout New York have recently implemented a cost-effective program to assist homeowners in the detection of a possible sewer problem, thwarting it before it begins. The Sewer Back-Up Alert System is a solar powered sensory and communications system designed to alert a homeowner of a sewer back up on their property. By providing a practical early...

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Saratoga Springs: Sewer Sustainability, Stakes, and Steed

Aug 26

Saratoga Springs: Sewer Sustainability, Stakes, and Steed

Thoroughbred racing at Saratoga Race Course began in 1863 and attracts 900,000 to 1 million people each year. The comprehensive 337-acre grounds along Union Avenue is the oldest race track in the United States. It’s a luxury for some, a necessity for others with the Saratoga’s 40-day season beginning July 22 and ending Sept. 7.  It is quite an awe-inspiring...

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New York City Designs Retention Tanks for Sewer Overflows

Jun 20

New York City Designs Retention Tanks for Sewer Overflows

The City of New York is currently working on a design for two combined sewage and storm water overflow (CSO) retention tanks and securing functionality of locations for the tanks to be installed. One of the areas the city is evaluating for the eight million gallon retention tank is the New York City location, known as the “Head-of-Canal”. Locations for staging...

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Sewer Reconstruction Advisory for Batavia

Apr 28

Sewer Reconstruction Advisory for Batavia

The town of Batavia is beginning a sewer rehabilitation project at the beginning of the month. The Washington Avenue Sewer Project is expected to impact traffic once construction begins. Washington Avenue will be limited to local traffic only in the specific section that is being worked on. The first section to be closed off will be Bank Street to Summit Street,...

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Approved Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements

Jan 15

Approved Funding for Water Infrastructure Improvements

Good news New York!!  Hot off the press- Governor Cuomo has authorized $26.3 million in interest free loans and grants to revitalize water infrastructure initiatives throughout the state. The funding will be dispersed to municipalities through 2017. The upcoming projects will include Dutchess and Warren County initiatives, along with several other counties....

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