Hudson River in Capital District consistently tests high for fecal bacteria in report

photo: the Hudson River in Capital District consistently tests high for fecal bacteria in report

Some of the most consistently contaminated water in the Hudson River flows through the Capital Region, according to a new report out by environmental group Riverkeeper. 8,000 samples were collected over 9 years on the 315 mile long river that flows from deep in the Adirondack Mountains to New York City.

The study tested for levels of Enterococcus or Entero bacteria that indicate disease-causing pathogens associated with fecal contamination. 21 … [more…]

Pipe dreams: rural water, sewer still a luxury for some

Pipe dreams: rural water, sewer still a luxury for some

Conklin resident Kirk Reid stands in his backyard next to his washing machine and one of his water barrels, in Conklin, Alta. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Reid’s house is one of several that will not be able to connect to the new water and sewer pipelines in 2019 due to a lack of plumbing. Cullen Bird/Fort McMurray Today/Postmedia Network.

Kirk Reid knows something about water conservation, living in a

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Metro Vancouver Launches Unflushables Campaign

Metro Vancouver Launches Unflushables Campaign

Metro Vancouver is rolling out a new campaign, The Unflushables, in hopes of educating residents to stop dumping items down the drain that clog the municipal and regional sewer system. This is a national problem and the cost of dealing with this issue across Canada has been estimated at $250 million. The 2017 Unflushables campaign, which launched yesterday, will focus on the worst offenders for clogged drains, such as wipes,

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Ozone Park Infrastructure Project Delivering 200 New Trees to Community

Ozone Park Infrastructure Project Delivering 200 New Trees to Community

Queens, NY – A $41.4 million infrastructure project in Ozone Park that is replacing water mains and sewers, and increasing the sustainability of City streets, will provide the community with 200 new trees once work is completed, the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced today.

The work is being managed by DDC for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). A trench on Tahoe Street where … [more…]