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Congrats to Wellsville Village Water Department

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 2:59pm
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This year, the Wellsville Water Treatment Plant recognizes its 100th anniversary. A historical report shows that on September 1, 1915, the Village Board purchased the Wellsville Water Company for $75,000.00. In 1916, a slow sand filtration plant was built at a cost of $75,000.00. A new intake dam and chamber was built and a three million gallon open reservoir was included as a part of the slow sand filter.

EPA Develops Algal Toxin Strategic Plan

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 2:52pm
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EPA has posted a recently developed Algal Toxin Strategic Plan on its Website. The strategic plan outlines approaches and projects that will control and manage algal toxins in source water and treat algal toxins in drinking water. Additionally, the EPA has released a pre-publication copy of its proposed Fourth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule, which includes 10 cyanotoxins/groups. WRF has a number of recently published and updated resources to help.

Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Pilot Program

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 2:48pm
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Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Pilot Program
Background:
The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is offering municipalities the opportunity
to volunteer to be part the state’s Municipal Sewage System Asset Management Pilot Program. The
state is encouraging all municipalities to conduct asset management planning for their sewage
systems. Many communities are struggling to maintain and operate their sewage systems, and asset

New York State Officially Prohibits High-Volume Hydraulic Fracturing

  • Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:50am
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DEC Issues Findings Statement Concluding Extensive Seven-Year Review

The state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today officially prohibited high-volume hydraulic fracturing (HVHF) in New York State by issuing its formal Findings Statement, completing the state’s seven-year review of this activity.

Greg Timmons to Retire

  • Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:42am
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After 40 years, Greg Timmons is retiring from the Town of Peru on Friday, July 31, 2015.  Greg has always been a big supporter of the New York Rural Water Association and has attended our annual Technical Conference for many years.  The Town of Peru recently won Wastewater System of the Year for 2015 and Greg, his staff, and Board were present to accept the award.  Greg’s presence at our conference will be missed, but all of us at the New York Rural Water Association wish him the best in his future endeavors.

Happy Retirement Connie Schreppel and Wayne Cardy

  • Thu, 08/13/2015 - 4:39am
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After 39.98 years of dedicated service to the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, Connie Schreppel has decided to retire.  Connie has overseen numerous improvements and upgrades in her career and will be leaving a legacy that will be hard to match.  Connie has been a friend to Rural Water, assisting numerous staff members with input and direction while sitting on various operational committees.  Connie also was a founding member and Co-Chair of the NYWARN (New York Water & Wastewater Agency Response Network).  Her input and guidance have helped promote the startup and growth of this invaluab

Rural Water Policy Advisory: Hacking of U.S. Water Utility’s Website

  • Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:48am
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Industrial Control Systems Cyber Emergency Response Team (ICS-CERT) has reported the “hacking” of a U.S. water utility’s website by an apparent supporter of the Islamic State using the moniker “Phenomene Dz.”  The main page of the utility’s website was defaced with a message from the hacker. The hack also left inaccessible the website for visitors.  T he message from the hacker states, “We Will Continue (sic) Hacking Your WebSites To Send OUR MESSAGE.”

Problematic Storm Water

  • Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:47am
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I just read a most interesting article share by Molly Reed, our Training Specialist about a new playground in the city that soaks up it’s storm water.  Much planning, design and construction went into this project to build a playground on a public school complex of which this area continuously flooded with every heavy rainfall.

Happy Retirement Connie Schreppel and Wayne Cardy

  • Mon, 07/27/2015 - 2:35am
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After 39.98 years of dedicated service to the Mohawk Valley Water Authority, Connie Schreppel has decided to retire.  Connie has overseen numerous improvements and upgrades in her career and will be leaving a legacy that will be hard to match.  Connie has been a friend to Rural Water, assisting numerous staff members with input and direction while sitting on various operational committees.  Connie also was a founding member and Co-Chair of the NYWARN (New York Water & Wastewater Agency Response Network).  Her input and guidance have helped promote the startup and growth of this invaluab

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