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October 2014

Congratulations Gary Biekert

  • Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:00pm
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Congratulations to Gary Biekert, Chief Operator for the Village of Mayville in Chautauqua County on his recent retirement.  Gary handled the water system for the village for the past three decades and oversaw many system improvements.  Gary plans to travel to a warmer climate for the winter months with his wife and their new RV.  From all of us here at the NYRWA, thank you Gary for a job well done and here’s to a long, happy, and healthy retirement!!!

 

 

Gov Cuomo Announces $1.8 Million in Federal Public Assistance Approved for Village of Saranac Lake

  • Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:00pm
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Gov. Cuomo announced the approval of $1.8 million from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to help the Village of Saranac Lake rebuild their municipal sewage treatment plant and better protect it from future damage.  “This vital funding will allow the Village of Saranac Lake, which has seen firsthand the damage that can be caused by extreme weather, to strengthen its infrastructure and build back better than before.”  Gov. Cuomo said.

EPA Launches Website to Commemorate SDWA

  • Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:00pm
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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Act was passed to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply. We have made great progress over the past 40 years, but many challenges remain. EPA is committed to working with states, tribes, water sector partners and the public to meet the challenges ahead and protect public health.

http://www2.epa.gov/safedrinkingwater40

SEWAGE POLLUTION RIGHT TO KNOW UPDATE

  • Wed, 10/22/2014 - 6:00pm
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SEWAGE POLLUTION RIGHT TO KNOW UPDATE:

POTWs and POSSs Apply to Use the NY-Alert System

To assist in complying with the law, DEC has worked with the NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to modify the NY-Alert system to accommodate reporting sewage releases and distribution of this information to the public. The principal executive officer or ranking elected officer for publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) is required to: