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Webinar on Private Wells

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 3:00pm
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Have a question about your private well? Join this live webinar next week with a short presentation covering the most common questions, followed by plenty of time for additional Q & A. Here are the details:

Is My Water Safe to Drink?
Common Questions about Private Wells
January 20, 2016 from 1-2 p.m. CDT

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.

Clean Sweep NY

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 2:56pm
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The CleanSweep NY program is coming to region 5 this Spring (April 2016) and will accept old unwanted pesticides from agriculture and non-agriculture establishments (not homeowners) for proper disposal free of charge. They will also accept other chemicals for a nominal charge.
Their plan is to have at least 2 collection sites, 1 in Plattsburgh and 1 in Hudson Falls.
Registration is required but there’s no enforcement potential.
They can be reached at 1-877-793-3769 or www.cleansweepny.org

New Collaborative Project on Water and Wastewater Utility Benchmarking

  • Thu, 01/21/2016 - 2:53pm
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WRF is pleased to announce a new Tailored Collaboration project sponsored by the Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) titled, “Collaborative Water Utility Benchmarking in North America” (#4659). This project seeks to determine if we can advance water and wastewater utility performance by combining industry frameworks including metric benchmarking and process benchmarking. It builds on past efforts and includes updates to the approaches used by WSAA and AWWA.

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.

ISSUES ACCESSING THE OVERFLOW REPORT FORM

  • Wed, 09/02/2015 - 6:39am
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There have been reports of issues accessing the updated Overflow Report Form. The issue appears to involve ADOBE 11, web browsers other than Internet Explorer, and mobile phone access to the form. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is working on the problems, but in the meantime, here are some ideas to avoid those problems should you need to report an overflow before they are corrected.

1. Don’t download ADOBE 11. Continue using ADOBE 10 until the problem is fixed.

2. Use only Internet Explorer as your web browser.

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.

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