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New Water Tank and Water Source

Municipality: Interlaken
County: Seneca County
Population: Less than 5,000
Type: Village

Village Hall: (607) 532-9200

Located between Cayuga Lake and Seneca Lake, the Village of Interlaken decided to renovate their old water tower and take advantage of their location between New York’s largest Finger Lakes. Having experienced a leaking tower, and drought-stricken wells, the Village took the initiative to replace their antiquated water system. While still being decided, the Village is replacing its 1933 system by developing either a shore well, or a water intake system in the Cayuga Lake. The Village expects a new water tank, and new water source to solve its yearly problem of having a near water-shortage. The renovation is expected to cost the Village $5.6 million, which will be funded heavily by the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) which is expected to kick about half of the costs. While the project has yet to be underway, the Village of Interlake expects that the project will bring great changes to the residents!

Village of Corinth Infrastructure Improvement Program

Municipality: Corinth
County: Saratoga County
Population: Less than 5,000
Type: Village

2018 Local Government Achievement Award (FIRST PLACE WINNER)

Village Hall: (518) 654-2012

The Village of Corinth is located along the Hudson River within the Adirondack Park. It has a total land mass of 1.1 square miles and 2,559 residents, 57.6% of whom are low and moderate income. Land use within the Village is dominated by residential properties with some commercial areas. The topography is generally flat and the Village relies upon pump stations to convey wastewater from its approximately 10+ miles of sanitary sewer mains to the central wastewater treatment plant. The system serves 1,221 single family residences, 24 commercial establishments, and 16 users outside of the Village.

Village Trash District

Municipality: Upper Brookville
County: Nassau County
Population: Less than 5,000
Type: Village

2017 Local Government Achievement Award

Village Hall: (516) 624-7715

The village’s new Garbage Disposal District (GDD) is a unique variation on single hauler village trash collection. It was designed to lower the cost of collection, reduce taxes and improve property values over time, and improve the environment and quality of life in the village. It also significantly reduces the cost of future road repaving. The GDD was patterned after a similar program in a nearby village adopted a few years earlier.

Going Greener

Municipality: South Floral Park
County: Nassau County
Population: Less than 5,000
Type: Village

2017 Local Government Achievement Award

Village Hall: (516) 352-8047

The village initiated a Going Greener program in 2016 in an effort to reduce negative effects on the environment of daily Village Hall activities while reducing costs. The village started with the introduction of a recycling program.

Food Scrap Composting

Municipality: Scarsdale
County: Westchester County
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
Type: Village

2017 Local Government Achievement Award

Village Hall: (914) 722-1100

The Village of Scarsdale created a food scrap recycling program to help with waste reduction and help residents be more environmentally friendly. The village made it possible for residents to compost their food scraps by setting up a drop-off site located at the Village Recycling Center.

Sewer Rent Program

Municipality: Port Chester
County: Westchester County
Population: 10,001 to 50,000
Type: Village

2017 Local Government Achievement Award

Village Hall: (914) 939-5200

Port Chester is undergoing a full sewer system evaluation and repair program to bring the village's century-old infrastructure up to environmental compliance standards. The repairs and replacement work will mitigate inflow/infiltration of stormwater and sanitary sewage and will increase the system's overall efficiency. In order to pay for these infrastructure improvements, the village adopted a sewer rent program to levy taxes on system users based on the volume of water discharge into the system.