Upstate New York towns are reaping the benefits of a new State initiative known as the Green Innovation Grant Program. The program promotes sustainable, environmentally sensitive water infrastructure and technologies.
The North Country Gazette reports that The City of Glens Falls will receive a $1.33 million Green Innovation Grant for environmentally- innovative and energy-efficient upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility by creating an alternative approach to managing waste grease from commercial kitchens.
Other awards are:
* $1 million to the City of Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence County for the upgrade of equipment with energy-efficient and innovative components including the creation of biomass fuel, from sewage sludge.
* $1 million for the Village of Saranac Lake, Franklin County for the installation of approximately 2,000 new water meters, fully metering the remainder of the system and reducing water usage by approximately 70 million gallons per year.
* $216,400 to the Town of Orleans, Jefferson County for the installation of over 300 new water meters for the water distribution system in the Hamlet of LaFargeville, promoting water conservation through individual metered water consumption.
* $12,500 to the Village of Speculator, Hamilton County for the purchase of pipeline inspection equipment to identify areas of the sewer lines where infiltration and inflow are occurring. This analysis will enable the Village to take steps to reduce water in-leakage and energy usage.
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