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.
Members of the Rensselaer County Legislature said there is a critical need for the state and federal governments to invest in infrastructure to avoid more system collapses and service interruptions, and unanimously passed a resolution at their Tuesday meeting calling for development of an Infrastructure Investment Plan at the state and federal levels.
One major effort is the so-called Albany Pool Communities Combined Sewer Overflow Long-Term Control Plan, basically a 15-year project by a consortium of six communities and two sewer districts formed by the planning commission to deal with the fact that in the region’s oldest sewer systems, raw sewage can find its way directly into the Hudson River without…
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that the city of Troy will receive more than $884,000 and the city of Rensselaer will get $2 million through the New York State Water Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2015. In addition, each city will be able to use that money to leverage no- or low-interest loans to fund the…
New patches of porous pavement are helping keep rainwater out of the city sewer system during heavy storms — part of a $2.7 million project aimed at reducing severe street flooding around Quail Street that has plagued nearby Elberon Place in recent years.
The dog days of summer are sizzling New York making water recreation more tempting than ever. The Hudson River is much cleaner than it was and the Innovation Trail’s Jenna Flanagan talks to advocates working to help the public determine what contamination it left.
“This park makes my heart smile,” said Arlene Way, president of the Arbor Hill Neighborhood Association, as she glanced around the newly renovated North Swan Street Park on Saturday afternoon.
Six Albany-area communities along the Hudson River are collaborating to improve water quality. The partnership is resulting in the development of a regional solution to a series of local problems.
The Hudson River is a little cleaner and less likely to be polluted with sewage spills after the first year of a longterm plan to repair aging municipal sewer systems, officials from Albany and Rensselaer counties said Wednesday.
The city received good news Tuesday — a $904,400 grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation to make sewer improvements in the area of Monument Square downtown.