itEllen M. Gilmer, E&E reporter
Published: Thursday, November 20, 2014
A federal court battle over a Pennsylvania township’s ban on wastewater injection wells took an unusual turn this week as environmental lawyers filed a motion to intervene on behalf of, well, the environment.
Agency: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Reclamation, Policy and Administration
Due: January 14, 2015
Award Date: June 2015
· Indian Tribes
· Irrigation Districts
· Other organizations with water or power delivery authority located in the western United States or United States Territories as identified in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902, as amended
Cost Share: At least 50% (may include in-kind donations)
Suffolk County Project is the First to Receive Funding under New York State’s Storm Mitigation Loan Program
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that Suffolk County will receive the first loan from New York State’s Storm Mitigation Loan Program for $13.6 million in wastewater and storm resiliency improvements at the Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant in Suffolk County. The loan is made up of a $3.2 million grant and $10.4 million in no-interest financing for Suffolk County, which was approved today by the Environmental Facilities Corporation’s Board of Directors.
Strategic Fuel Reserves in Rensselaer, Brewerton, Rochester, Marcy, Vestal and Buffalo will Ensure Availability of Gasoline and Diesel Fuels to First Responders if Supply is Disrupted
October 29, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we inform you that our long time member and friend from the Adirondack Lodges Homeowners Association Harry Balz passed away earlier today, November 5, 2014, following a brief hospitalization. Harry was always present at our Annual Conference and training events with a warm smile, kind words and very supportive of this organization and the industry. Our deepest sympathies to Harry’s wife Elaine and the other members of their family.
Gov. Cuomo announced the approval of $1.8 million from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to help the Village of Saranac Lake rebuild their municipal sewage treatment plant and better protect it from future damage. “This vital funding will allow the Village of Saranac Lake, which has seen firsthand the damage that can be caused by extreme weather, to strengthen its infrastructure and build back better than before.” Gov. Cuomo said.
Congratulations to Gary Biekert, Chief Operator for the Village of Mayville in Chautauqua County on his recent retirement. Gary handled the water system for the village for the past three decades and oversaw many system improvements. Gary plans to travel to a warmer climate for the winter months with his wife and their new RV. From all of us here at the NYRWA, thank you Gary for a job well done and here’s to a long, happy, and healthy retirement!!!