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LAKE GEORGE — The town of Lake George is busy with wastewater projects, including work on upgrades to sewer lines in the Caldwell Sewer District and on its survey of septic systems.

The Town Board on Monday approved awarding a bid to Kenyon Pipeline Inc. to use cameras to inspect about 2,000 linear feet of 8-inch sewer pipes and install slip lines where needed to stop infiltration of groundwater, said Dan Barusch, director of planning and zoning.

This town received a state Department of Environmental Conservation water quality grant for $120,000. The grant requires an 80 percent local match for a total of $200,000, according to Barusch. He said the bid for the work came in lower than expected at about $185,000.

“We’re going to try and get some additional stuff covered with that leftover (money),” he said.

The town is taking out a $200,000 bond to pay for the work and will get reimbursed from the state. The board set a public hearing for Dec. 10 at 6:15 p.m. at Town Hall.

This new project follows a $343,000 project to upgrade the sewer conveyance system in the Caldwell Sewer District and repair the 8-inch sanitary sewer in front of Fort George Road. KPI is also doing that project, which is funded by a state grant and should be completed around Christmas, according to Barusch.

Barusch said the nearly three-year project to map failing septic systems should be completed in January. The town has been working with the Fund for Lake George to create a color-coded map based on data about water quality in the area, age of the septic system and whether it has been inspected. That information is being put together into a map to find problem areas, which the town can prioritize.

The survey map was funded with a $104,000 DEC grant, and the state is looking to use it as a model, according to Barusch.

He plans to present the findings to the board in December.

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Michael Goot covers politics, business, the city of Glens Falls and the town and village of Lake George. Reach him at 518-742-3320 or mgoot@poststar.com and follow his blog at http://poststar.com/blogs/michael_goot/.

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