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Albany Water Department to Host Community Meeting to Provide Update on the Beaver Creek Clean River Project

November 16, 2018

Date: November 14, 2018
Contact: Emily Lyons
Albany Water Department
(518) 434-5333

For Immediate Release

Albany Water Department to Host Community Meeting to Provide Update on the Beaver Creek Clean River Project

Project will Significantly Improve Water Quality of the Hudson River and Add Community Benefits

(See Attached Flyer)

ALBANY, NY – On Tuesday, November 27, the Albany Water Department will host a community meeting to provide an updated overview of the Beaver Creek Clean River Project.

After a series of community and stakeholder meetings were held earlier this year, the Albany Water Department used feedback gathered from the community to create a new design for the project.

In addition, a Beaver Creek Community Advisory Committee was formed to provide input and feedback on the design of the Reflection and Learning Garden to be developed in the Lincoln Park ravine located near the proposed project.

The meeting will provide an update on the proposed design of the screening and disinfection facilities to be connected to the combined storm and sanitary sewer that runs underneath Lincoln Park. The meeting will also provide an update on the design of the Reflection and Learning Garden.

What:                   Beaver Creek Clean River Project Overview
When                  Tuesday, November 27, at 6:30pm
Where:                TOAST Elementary, 95 Delaware Ave  

To follow the progress of the Beaver Creek Clean River Project, please visit our webpage and subscribe to the Project email list: www.albanyny.gov/CleanRiver

About Beaver Creek Clean River Project

The Beaver Creek Clean River Project is the signature project of the Albany Pool Communities Long Term Control Plan; a 15 year multi-project plan to improve the water quality of the Hudson River by reducing the volume of untreated combined sewer overflows (CSO). The project will be located in Lincoln Park, west of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd near the access road to TOAST Elementary. The project aims to reduce untreated CSOs into the Hudson River by 300 million gallons annually by adding screening and disinfection facilities to the Beaver Creek combined sewer. 

In addition, the project will address the occurrence of sewer backups into the Lincoln Park ravine to the south of Park Ave. between Delaware Ave. and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. The project also aims to provide community benefits by creating the Reflection and Learning Garden in the ravine. The Reflection and Learning Garden will incorporate outdoor classrooms, a wetland boardwalk, play features, and educational signage to provide value to both the students at nearby schools and the community.  


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