Proactive Program in Syracuse Maintain Healthy Waterways

May 20

Proactive Program in Syracuse Maintain Healthy Waterways

The neighborhoods within Syracuse have initiated more than one program on behalf of protecting the waterways from pollution. The ‘Save the Rain’ Program is a comprehensive plan to cleanup and restore Onondaga Lake. The program includes construction of traditional gray infrastructure projects and the development of an innovative green infrastructure plan to reduce...

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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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Sewer Construction Advisory for Section of the Bronx

Apr 13

Sewer Construction Advisory for Section of the Bronx

A major sewer system construction project is now under way in the Kingsbridge Heights area of the Bronx.  In light of this, traffic is expected to be in disarray and water supply may be randomly cut through the end of the year. The New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) is overseeing the project that will replace worn out mains, install catch...

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Mohawk River Water and Sediment Monitoring

Feb 12

Mohawk River Water and Sediment Monitoring

Protection and improvement of water quality in the Mohawk River watershed is essential to keep the community protected from unhealthy, unsafe conditions. It’s also important that water supplies are conserved, aquatic communities can flourish and natural processes are sustained. Water quality monitoring in the Mohawk River Basin has been conducted for over 40...

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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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SUNY’s Solar Safety and Scholarships

Dec 22

SUNY’s Solar Safety and Scholarships

Many New York State University campuses are adding solar capacity to their energy portfolio. While this is clearly a positive step overall, it does present some potential problems for responding fire departments. Photovoltaic (PV) panels (which generate electricity directly from sunlight via an electronic process that occurs naturally in certain types of material)...

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New York City’s Payment Plan for Water Bills

Dec 08

New York City’s Payment Plan for Water Bills

Homeowners in New York City who are facing a foreclosure of their primary residence can get help with their water bills from the Water Debt Assistance Program. The program was created to provide temporary relief to homeowners who are at risk of a foreclosure on their home. After an application is submitted and approved, it can help those qualified individuals pay...

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