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Advocates Seek Septic Management Plan To Protect Lake George

Lake George
Lucas Willard
Lake George

After the Queen of American Lakes experienced its first recorded harmful algal blooms last fall, advocates for Lake George are calling on New York state leaders to establish new septic system regulations and a mandatory septic inspection and maintenance program for the Lake George Basin.

FUND For Lake George Executive Director Eric Siy says there an estimated 6,000 private wastewater and septic systems in the Lake George Basin, and as many as two-thirds of those systems may be failing or not functioning property.

Nutrient-loading caused by faulty septic systems is considered one possible factor contributing to algal growth.

To learn about the push for more protections, WAMC's Southern Adirondack Bureau Chief Lucas Willard spoke with Siy on Midday Magazine.

For more information visit: https://safesepticsystems.org/

Lucas Willard is a news reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011. He produces and hosts The Best of Our Knowledge and WAMC Listening Party.
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