BOLTON — The town's wastewater treatment plant received a $50,000 grant from The FUND for Lake George to install a woodchip bioreactor, a kind of drainage technology that filters water before entering Lake George.
The bioreactor was one of the recommendations in the Lake George Waterkeeper's report, which evaluated water quality issues in Bolton Bay. The technology is meant to reduce the amount of nitrates, a form of nitrogen, from seeping into the lake.
Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky said it will be the first used on a municipal scale in the state. The $50,000 will go toward design, construction and monitoring of the bioreactor, which will be part of a pilot study to demonstrate its effectiveness.
"This is a great day for the Town of Bolton and for Lake George," said Supervisor Ron Conover, in a release issued Wednesday. "We are honored by this grant award and the research-guided wastewater improvements it will provide for the community."