The Long Term Control Plan is a regional plan to significantly improve the water quality of the Hudson River through a reduction in combined sewer overflows. The Plan has a 15 year implementation period to be completed in 2027.
Combined Sewer Overflows (CSOs) are a mixture or rainwater and wastewater that negatively impact water quality and are subject to national pollution requirements (NPDES), and the Clean Water Act.
The Albany Pool Communities
The Albany Pool Communities (APCs) represent six Capital District municipalities (Albany, Cohoes, Rensselaer, Troy and Watervliet and the Village of Green Island) that collectively own and operate CSOs that discharge to the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers, and their tributaries.
The APCs joined together in a comprehensive inter-municipal venture, led by the Capital District Regional Planning Commission (CDRPC), to develop a regional CSO Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). The LTCP was finalized and approved by NYS DEC in 2014, and has an 15 year implementation period.
One of the projects required in the LTCP is the Beaver Creek Clean River Project. The Project will provide for the treatment of combined sewer overflows from the Beaver Creek Sewer District, which is the largest contributor of overflows to the Hudson River in the Capital Region.