Wednesday, June 20, 2018

50K Grant For Upgrades to Bolton Wastewater Plant

The FUND for Lake George has presented a Water Quality and Clarity Protection Grant of $50,000 to the Town of Bolton. This funding is expected to be applied toward upgrading the Bolton Wastewater Treatment Plant, specifically for the installation of a Woodchip Bioreactor that will reduce the levels of nitrates entering Lake George.

This measure was a recommendation of the Lake George Waterkeeper’s report “Bolton Bay (Lake George, Warren County) Water Quality Assessment – a Monitoring Program to Evaluate Current Water Quality Issues.” The grant award is among the investments being made by The FUND to complete The Model for Enduring Protection of Lake George.

According to agreed upon grant criteria, funding will be “applied by the Town of Bolton for the design, construction, and monitoring of the woodchip bioreactor and the pilot study to demonstrate the efficacy of ‘green infrastructure’ at the plant for tertiary nitrate reduction.”

The FUND and the Lake George Waterkeeper are expected to develop a monitoring program to assess the impact of the woodchip bioreactor in coordination with the Town’s facility monitoring plan, a press release said.

For more information on the FUND for Lake George, visit their website.

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