Residents of an Albany neighborhood came out Tuesday night to learn more about a $45 million sewage treatment plant. It’s part of the Beaver Creek Clean River project proposal.
Most people in America enjoy the luxury of washing waste down the drain or flushing it away in a toilet. But once it leaves the home, office or school, where does it go? What happens to it? In the latest installment of our infrastructure series, WAMC’s Jim Levulis explores the complex wastewater treatment industry.
Boaters and fishermen should be cautious around the Hudson River for the next few days after torrential rains overnight Monday forced millions of gallons of untreated municipal sewage from three communities into the Hudson River.
One city report described a a ten-day spill that began June 23, releasing 3.5 million gallons of sewage. The other described a two-day spill that ended July 11 and released about 2.9 million gallons.
Mayor Patrick Madden’s administration hopes up to $4 million in grants will flow to the city to help cover its share of cleaning up the Hudson River.
The Troy City Council at a brief special meeting Wednesday night agreed to allow the city to borrow as much as an additional $23.7 million to pay its share of costs for a state-mandated program to reduce the discharge of sewage into the Hudson River.
Anyone who has taken a boat on the Hudson after a heavy rainfall is aware of this dirty little secret. Actually, it’s not a little problem but it is very dirty indeed.
Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature unanimously passed a resolution that would be the final component of a state-ordered Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan signed in December 2013.
The new sewer is part of a plan to direct separated storm water (that is, it doesn’t have sewage in it) both from Elberon and Quail Street (where the city recently installed permeable pavement that allows storm water to sink through it) and direct it into Washington Park Lake. The water department will be able…
The city set out on a solution that would address the flooding concern but also find a solution that is low maintenance, appealing and one that would assist the city in their commitment to the Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) which they are committed to over the next 15 years as part of a six…
Chris Wheland, superintendent of the city’s Department of Public Utilities, explained to business owners the details of the Green Infrastructure Redevelopment Project, an effort to increase the capacity of the city’s combined sewer system and reduce the impact of sewer overflows into the Hudson River.
While efforts to improve the region’s infrastructure have helped attract large employers such as GlobalFoundries to Malta, the ever-increasing costs of maintaining and improving roads, water and sewer systems and power sources have actually impeded companies’ ability to grow.