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Congratulations Gary Biekert

  • 10 October 2014
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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!!!

 

 

Fallsburg gets $10M Loan for WWTP

  • 23 September 2014
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A $10.8 million no-interest loan was awarded to the eastern Sullivan County Town of Fallsburg last week so it can upgrade a wastewater treatment plant.

The state Environmental Facilities Corporation’s board of directors announced the money will go toward improvements at the Loch Sheldrake Wastewater Treatment Plant, which was built in 1938 and last renovated in 1980. Upgrades will include a membrane bioreactor for secondary treatment at the plant and an ultraviolet light system for disinfection.

Town of Rotterdam Wins the Title of Best Tasting Drinking Water in New York State

  • 3 September 2014
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ALBANY –The Town of Rotterdam, Schenectady County, claimed the top spot in the New York Tap Water Taste Contest, held at the New York State Fair in Syracuse. The Village of Remsen in Oneida County was the runner-up.

 

The New York State Tap Water Taste Contest is a non-scientific, friendly competition intended to highlight the importance of taste and quality in drinking water, a vital public health resource.

Farewell Friend

  • 13 March 2014
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Announcing the retirement of the Town of Liberty’s Working Supervisor of Water and Sewer Department, Albert Picard. After 36 years of service with the town Albert has decided to spend more time with his wife Virginia, his two children and his four grandchildren. Albert has always supported NYRWA.  I, Rich Winters and Steve Grimm have often worked with Albert in his system and am sure we will both miss his professionalism. Here’s wishing you the best in whatever the next chapter of your life brings your way. Gods speed my friend.

Senate Clears Bill to Exempt Hydrants from New Lead Standards

  • 17 December 2013
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Taken from the  CQ Roll Call By Nathan Hurst

The Senate cleared legislation Tuesday to exempt fire hydrants from new lead-free requirements for drinking water systems scheduled to take effect in January.

The bill (HR 3588) was cleared for the president’s consideration by unanimous consent. The House passed the bill earlier this month, 384-0, under suspension of the rules.

House Passes Bill Exempting Fire Hydrants From New Lead Standards

  • 3 December 2013
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taken from the CQ Roll Call, written by Katey McGettrick

The House on Monday passed legislation that would exempt fire hydrants from new lead-free requirements for drinking water systems scheduled to go into effect in January.

The bill (HR 3588), passed 384-0 under suspension of the rules, would clarify that fire hydrants could be built with materials that do not meet the revised standards.

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