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Dunkirk Training Session Canceled Due to Weather

  • 18 November 2014
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NYRWA regrets the need to cancel the scheduled Dunkirk Training Session scheduled for Thursday, November 20, 2014, due to weather predictions for additional snow.  Our office staff are calling all registered attendees to inform them of this cancellation and we plan to reschedule this session in the Spring 2015.  We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience.  All of those paid registrations will be promptly reimbursed.  Thank you for your cooperation and please stay safe out on the roads.

Gov Cuomo Announces $13.6 Million for Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant Storm Resiliency Project

  • 14 November 2014
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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.

Governor Cuomo Announces Strategic Fuel Reserve in Upstate New York to Help Prepare for Future Severe Storms, Possible Fuel Emergencies

  • 10 November 2014
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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

SPRTK Update – NY Alert Applications Due by December 1, 2014

  • 6 November 2014
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NYSDEC recently mailed out NY-Alert applications and notifier agreements to all POTW’s. In an effort to make a smooth transition into the NY-Alert system for reporting overflows, NYSDEC is requesting the applications and agreements be filled out, signed and submitted by December 1st, 2014. Even if you have never had to report an overflow, you are still required to submit the application and agreement.

EBOLA In Wastewater Update

  • 5 November 2014
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On 11/4/14 NYRWA participated in a webinar on EBOLA.  Here are notes from this event.  The short version is if you can take enough precautions for the aids virus, you are covered for EBOLA.

The CDC (Matt Arduino) says they have little to no research on this for wastewater.

1.      This virus is a “negative sense RNA virus” or an “envelope virus” – so is the aids virus.

2.      Envelope virus is the easiest to kill as compared with others like hep-C

3.      Incubation period in host is 2-21 days only direct contact after symptoms show, can it be transmitted.

A Long Time Friend and Member Remembered Harry Balz from ALHA Community

  • 5 November 2014
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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.

SEWAGE POLLUTION RIGHT TO KNOW UPDATE

  • 22 October 2014
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SEWAGE POLLUTION RIGHT TO KNOW UPDATE:

POTWs and POSSs Apply to Use the NY-Alert System

To assist in complying with the law, DEC has worked with the NYS Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to modify the NY-Alert system to accommodate reporting sewage releases and distribution of this information to the public. The principal executive officer or ranking elected officer for publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) is required to:

EPA Launches Website to Commemorate SDWA

  • 17 October 2014
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2014 marks the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act. The Act was passed to protect public health by regulating the nation’s public drinking water supply. We have made great progress over the past 40 years, but many challenges remain. EPA is committed to working with states, tribes, water sector partners and the public to meet the challenges ahead and protect public health.

http://www2.epa.gov/safedrinkingwater40

Gov Cuomo Announces $1.8 Million in Federal Public Assistance Approved for Village of Saranac Lake

  • 15 October 2014
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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.

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