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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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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 the effects of storm water pollution to the Lake and its tributaries. A more finely tuned version of the original program is the development of the “Save the Rain-Project 50” campaign to construct 50 distinct green infrastructure projects over the course of the year. One of the

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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 sewer collection system to serve the area immediately surrounding Ballston Lake and certain adjoining residential communities. The project is located within the Saratoga County Sewer District No. 1 (SCSD) in the Towns of Ballston and Clifton Park and will connect to

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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 collection system to the maximum extent practicable, and implement sewer design, replacement and drainage planning, to maximize pollutant capture and minimize water quality impacts from combined sewer overflows.  The general permit requirements for these practices include:  CSO Maintenance and inspection, maximum use of collection system for storage, a wet weather operating

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