FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | JULY 10, 2017
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Mayor Patrick Madden Statement on Troy Sewer Infrastructure Network
TROY, NY – Mayor Patrick Madden has issued the following statement:
“As a member of the Albany Pool Communities’ Consolidated Sewer Overflow (CSO) Long-Term Control Plan, the City of Troy and our neighboring partners have made significant investments into projects which expand the capacity of our sewer systems and reduce permitted discharges like the incident reported earlier this month. Due to an oversight in staffing, the City failed to file a singular report with New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. This is the first time the City missed making a notification. We will continue to work closely with our state and local partners to ensure proper reporting requirements are met in the future.
“Unfortunately, sewer overflows are far too common for shoreline communities like Troy. Last month the City Council approved my administration’s plan to seek additional funds to support our efforts to clean up the Hudson River. We appreciate the support from bipartisan majority of the City Council who has backed my administration’s ongoing efforts to strengthen Troy’s sewer infrastructure network and ensure the continued health of our residents and the Hudson River ecosystem.”
John Salka, Deputy Director of Public Information
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