The NYSDEC and NYSDOH have recently established a Source Water Protection Work Group and New York Rural Water Association has been invited to participate in this committee. This work group has been created to discuss ideas and issues related to source water protection. Members of the work group are being asked to provide advice on source water protection-related topics to these agencies. Steve Winkley, NYRWA’s Source Water Protection Specialist, is a member of this group and he is asking for your input
Below is a list of our exhibitors to date that will be displaying their products and services at this year’s workshop & exhibition.
There have been some questions recently regarding the annual EPA biosolids reporting. Last year you should have received a post card that looked like this:
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced a $65 million initiative to aggressively combat harmful algal blooms (HABs) in Upstate New York. Twelve priority lakes that are vulnerable to HABs and are critical sources of drinking water and vital tourism drivers were chosen as priority waterbodies because they represent a wide range of conditions and vulnerabilities and the lessons learned will be applied to other impacted waterbodies moving forward.
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A state panel charged with determining the maximum legal amount of PFOA and other contaminants in drinking water heard from experts Wednesday on issues like laboratory methods and water treatment costs, intended to help its 12 members make recommendations.
NYRWA has a new phone system with new extension numbers. When calling the office please listen carefully to the greeting for the correct extension number of the person you would like to reach. Below is a list for your reference.
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The New York Rural Water Association will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. The Board and Staff wish you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving!
· Minnesota water agency finds 73 percent of nitrate pollution in Minnesota River basin comes from agricultural land, 9 percent from municipal wastewater treatment systems, 2 percent from septic systems, and 1 percent from urban runoff.