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Saratoga County gives CPWA update on county water plan

The Saratoga County Water Authority fielded questions from the Clifton Park Water Authority and audience members during the CPWA's board meeting Wednesday, Feb. 20.

The discussion followed a presentation by the county water project's lead engineer Dan Loewenstein from Malcolm Pirnie, Inc.

Bob Wilcox, who resigned as council for the CPWA, was in attendance at the meeting. He asked how long the Town of Queensbury has been drawing from the upper Hudson River, and how far from the pipe would the county be drawing water. SCWA authority members said Queensbury had been drawing

water from their source for more than 20 years.

After receiving the answer, Wilcox commented that Queensbury has clean, good water.

When asked about the water rate, the county authority said that they will not know exactly what the final water rate will be until the water is turned on, but said the water rate would not increase above the proposed rate of $2.05.

County officials said they are contracted with customers to supply 3 million gallons of water per day.

We're actively working, said Anita Daly, a county supervisor representing Clifton Park, "We have quite a few irons in the works."

Daly also said that Advanced Micro Devices would likely exceed their projected use of 2 million gallons of water per day.

T

he $67 million project is funded through $33 million in grants from sources including the Dormitory Authority and the Empire State Development Corporation.

In regards to the displacement of lines that were to run under property owned by the YMCA, Daly said, "We have to be responsible. We have to move lines when necessary."

County authority officials estimate they need 12 more residential easements to complete the project.

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