Dunham's Bay Seeing Success With New Septic Systems

Replacing some of the very old septic systems on Dunham’s Bay has already had a measurable impact on the algae that loves human waste.

In the areas along Lake George where systems have been replaced in the last three years, those forms of algae are already down 25 percent, Lake George Waterkeeper Chris Navitsky said.

Town officials are thrilled by the success, which may be replicated in other areas…

…The initiative was started by Dunham’s Bay residents, and then the Fund for Lake George helped encourage people to replace their systems by offering matching grants of up to $12,000 for each homeowner. In 2017, the Fund scaled that back to $8,000.

So far, the Fund has spent $104,000 on 11 systems. A total of 15 systems have been replaced on the bay. About 70 properties are located there, so there’s a long way to go…

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