EDITORIAL: Septic Inspections Will Safeguard Our Water

The abundance of clean fresh water could be this area’s greatest resource.

But with streams and rivers winding through our counties and a lake or a pond within a few minutes’ drive of any spot in the region, it’s hard to appreciate how rare and how valuable this abundance is.

The worst thing we could do is kill the golden goose by fouling the water…

…Over the past three years, 15 septic systems have been replaced among the approximately 70 properties on Dunham’s Bay. But those improvements have already led to about a 25 percent decline in algae that indicates the presence of human waste.

The algae is really the canary in the coal mine,” said Chris Navitsky, the Lake George waterkeeper.

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