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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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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Ballston Lake’s Sewer Committee and Project

Oct 19

Ballston Lake’s Sewer Committee and Project

The Ballston Lake committee has been working for the last several years with the goal of bringing sewers to the Buell Heights, hamlet of Ballston Lake and areas surrounding Ballston Lake. It has been an important activity needed to remedy serious health and environmental issues in the area.  The Ballston Lake Sewer Project involves construction of a new sanitary...

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DEC’s Best Practices for Managing Combined Sewer Overflows

Oct 06

DEC’s Best Practices for Managing Combined Sewer Overflows

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) enforces the combined sewer overflow requirements under the Wet Weather Water Quality Act of 2000. The DEC has developed 15 Best Management Practices. The Best Management Practices are technology-based controls, designed to implement operation and maintenance procedures, utilize the existing treatment facility and...

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