Septic Report Identifies Problem Areas on Lake George

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The Lake George Septic Initiative report has identified 10 areas around the lake at the greatest risk from failing septic systems.

The areas of concern cited in the final report are North Diamond Point and South Diamond Point, Smokey Bear, South Green Harbour, Stebbins Brook, Sunnyview, Westover Cove, Plum Point, Sand Pebble Cove and Wiawaka…

…The study by the Fund for Lake George was paid for with a $104,000 Water Quality Improvement Grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation.

The Town Board commissioned the study because members had heard anecdotally that residents had aging systems.

Through this type of analysis and applying engineering principals, it appears we have justification for the development of some type of inspection or management system,” Navitsky said.

Navitsky said the next step is for the town to adopt a septic transfer law similar to the one that Queensbury passed last year, which would require that septic systems be inspected when property changes hands.

The FUND for Lake George used three sets of data to reach its conclusions…

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