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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 experience see the impeccably prepared fillies and colts do what they do best- leave one in awe as they stride it out with all their heart. Whether well-behaved or precocious, the horses are there in all their glory. From the

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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 and other work related to the construction will be acquired by New York City as part of the ongoing design phase of the project. The location meets the dual goals of cleaning up the canal while also protecting urban

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New York Harbor and Jamaica Bay Protection Plan

New York Harbor is making a comeback and the signs are all around. According to the city’s most recent Harbor Survey Report, the Harbor is cleaner now than at any time in the last 100 years. Continued improvements to sewage handling and treatment are chiefly responsible for the better grade attributed to water quality, which have led to increased recreational opportunities such as swimming and fishing. The New York City Department of Environmental Protection conducts numerous programs designed to maintain this trend. DEP operates 14 sewage treatment plants that together treat approximately 1.3 billion gallons of sewage each day. The

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