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Seneca Lake Pure Waters Association Announces Program to Report Harmful Algae Blooms

July 17, 2014

 

With the hot weather come some unpleasant things at the lakeshore (like the recent smells). Increasingplant nutrients in the lake are a significant part of this problem and we are into the season when this will occur with increasing frequency.

 

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Seneca Lake: Algae may become toxic

July 17, 2014

 

With the beginning of regular monitoring of Seneca Lake, researchers have been on the lookout for potentially toxic strains of blue-green algae. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will be monitoring Seneca Lake to identify the strains of algae containing the bacteria that may be harmful to humans and warm-blooded mammals. While blue-green algae has been identified in Seneca Lake before, testing the lake will allow the townships to take the necessary precautions to eliminate the health hazard should a strain be located.

 

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Lake Erie's Toxic Algae Expected to Return, NOAA Says

July 17, 2014

 

Cyanobacteria, the technical name for blue-green algae, are tiny organisms found naturally in surface water that can sometimes multiply to form harmful algal blooms (HABs), the Ohio EPA explains. Those HABs can potentially produce toxins capable of causing illness or irritation — sometimes even death — and also pose challenges to treating public drinking water.

 

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ACE14 Online Featuring more than 30 Hours of Professional Sessions

July 8, 2014

 

Attend virtually at your own time with ACE Online. ACE Online features more than 30 hours of our most popular professional sessions. The ACE14 Opening General Session is available now. All other sessions will be available July 24.

 

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Water News

July 7, 2014

 

Check out "Water News" by Water Utility Council member, Tom Shanahan. Water News is a roundup of news stories from around New York on issues affecting public water supply.

 

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June eNews

June 6, 2014

 

In this Issue: - NYSAWWA Website Redesign - Congrats 2014 Award Recipients - 2014-2015 NYSAWWA Board of Governors - Updates from AWWA

 

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EPA slates webinars on RMP tool

June 5, 2014

 

Registration is now open for two free webinars on using US Environmental Protection Agency's web-based software, RMP*eSubmit. The software allows facilities to submit, correct, resubmit and access their Risk Management Plans online at any time, which EPA requests all facilities to do.

 

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Michael McGuire to take helm at Journal AWWA

May 23, 2014

 

AWWA has selected one of the most respected names in the water community to lead our journal. Michael J. McGuire, PhD, PE, will serve as Interim Editor in Chief at Journal AWWA beginning June 1.

 

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100th Anniversary Event Photos

May 21, 2014

 

The 2014 New York's Water Event and 100th Anniversary Photos are now available. Check them out on facebook!

 

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2014-2015 Slate of Board of Governors

May 21, 2014

 

The New York Section American Water Works Association announces its 2014-2015 Board of Governors.

 

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NYSAWWA Honors Sixteen Organizations and Individuals at Annual Conference

May 21, 2014

 

Last Week the New York Section American Water Works Association (NYSAWWA) held its Annual Water Conference and celebrated its 100th Anniversary in Rochester, New York. During this celebrated event the Section awarded a total of sixteen organizations and individuals.

 

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