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The Jefferson Project at Lake George

  • Thu, 11/14/2013 - 6:00pm
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Work is underway on a high-tech scientific monitoring system that’s designed to protect Lake George’s long-term water quality.  This summer, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, IBM and The Fund for Lake George unveiled plans for a three-year, multimillion-dollar effort to counteract forces that threaten the lake, such as road salt, stormwater runoff and invasive species.

EFC Announces Mini-Grants RFP for Asset Management

  • Mon, 11/11/2013 - 6:00pm
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With support from USDA Rural Development, the Environmental Finance Center will fund up to three proposals for as much as $5,000 each to provide NYS rural municipalities with the proper tools and resources to fully conduct an Asset Management inventory for their water or wastewater system. All submissions must be received by 5:00pm on January 3rd, 2014, to be considered.

Dire Warning on Lake Champlain’s Levels

  • Mon, 11/11/2013 - 6:00pm
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More floods like those in 2011 are expected; preparation is urged

Times Union

by Brian Nearing

Albany

The extreme flooding that hit Lake Champlain twice in 2011, causing millions of dollars in damage in New York, Vermont and Quebec, will become more likely due to ongoing climate change and work must be done now to prepare, a report issued by the Vermont-based Lake Champlain Basin Program says.

New York Rural Water Association Position on Ballot Proposition # 3

  • Wed, 10/30/2013 - 7:00pm
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Exclusion of Indebtedness Contracted for Sewage Facilities

Ballot propositions are too often overlooked by voters on Election Day. We urge voters to pay close attention to this proposition, and to vote yes on its adoption.

This measure would extend a provision of law which has been in effect since 1962, and renewed every ten years since, to exclude indebtedness for sewage facilities from their constitutional debt limits.

Summary of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act and Frequently Asked Questions

  • Tue, 10/22/2013 - 6:00pm
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EPA has posted on its Web site a revised list of frequently-asked-questions to assist manufactures, retailers, regulators and the general public in complying with and understanding the requirements of the Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act. The FAQs address the definition of lead free, the effective date, calculating lead content, 3rdparty certification, product labeling, repair and replacement parts, and exemptions.

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