Town of Wayne Receives a $22,500.00 Grant
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) in conjunction with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), offers grants to municipalities to help pay for the initial planning of eligible Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) water quality projects. The Town of Wayne applied for this grant (with the assistance of Larson Design Group) to evaluate the feasibility of a localized wastewater collection and treatment system in the Town. In 2008 a feasibility study for the Town of Wayne, specifically in the Sylvan Beach/Waneta Lake area, was completed. This report noted several issues with the existing on-lot septic systems which are causing contaminants in the groundwater and surface water. This grant will be used to evaluate a more effective solution to protect the local drainage area and surface waters. A new wastewater system will help clean up the community by reducing the nutrient loading into Waneta Lake and getting rid of that sewage smell. This is the first step in providing a sustainable future for the Town.
APA Professional Award
The NY Chapter of the American Planning Association Town of Wayne Land Use Regulations draft.