Niskayuna officials submit sewer plan to DEC

"That is the part that DEC objects to, and they are saying that is not full treatment," said Pollock. "People debate that is it full treatment or not. I guess my belief is, no, it is not full treatment in that we don't have the air on and it is only one out of four tanks."

The town's water is emptied into the Mohawk River, but even in the excess flows to the town the water entering the river is "not raw sewage," said Landry.

As part of the settlement reached between the town and the DEC a fine of $7,500 was imposed with an additional $30,000 fine held and withdrawn if the town doesn't again violate the agreement. Another part of the agreement created a residential building moratorium with projects that weren't accepted by the town before Dec. 3, 2010, not being allowed to make new connections to the sewer system.""

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