Albany CSO Pool Communities In the News

Albany Flooding Issue …..a promise kept. – Albany Times Union

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…
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Officials, business discuss River Street construction – Troy Record

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.

Rensselaer County Legislature asks state, feds to invest in infrastructure – Troy Record

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.

Meet the man with the infrastructure plan – Albany Times Union

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…
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Troy, Rensselaer get grants to improve water quality – Troy Record

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…
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Albany unveils new porous pavement to combat flooding – Times Union

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.

Pooled Efforts = Cleaner Hudson River – WAMC

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.