Mountaintop towns win grants for runoff
Dec 06, 2015 12:04 am
The Daily Freeman reports that the Greene County Highway Department received $260,000, and the Onteora Club in Tannersville was awarded $236,366 from the Catskill Watershed Corp.’s Board of Directors' Stormwater Retrofit Program. In Tannersville the money will address stormwater runoff in an area that includes 60 homes and four miles of roads along county Route 23C in the Schoharie Reservoir basin. The Greene County Highway Department will use the money to buy a new street sweeper and vacuum truck to clean streets and roads and maintain culverts, inlets, and other stormwater infrastructure in mountaintop towns. The village of Margaretville, in Delaware County, also got $99,000 to develop plans to treat runoff that carries pollutants and sediment into the Binnekill Stream and the East Branch of the Delaware River. Read the full story in The Daily Freeman.