Wastewater flows into Lake George from outdated septic systems and sewage treatment plants during heavy rains. It threatens our water clarity with nutrient loading, encourages invasive species, and results in toxic algae blooms. We're working hard to keep wastewater out of Lake George. You can too. Make sure your septic system isn't contributing to the problem. Have questions? Contact your Waterkeeper!
Our 2017 Septic Summit shared solutions to keep Lake George clean and clear. Here are the presentations from the summit. Videos are coming soon. Let us know if you'd like an update when they're published.
“The order and content of the speakers was awesome. The speakers were all engaging and presented relevant information, especially the seasonal occupancy issues on Lake George.” - Consulting Engineer
2017 Septic Summit Presentations
An Overview of NYC's Source Water Protection Program & Septic Strategies
David Warne, Assistant Commissioner, NYCDEP
Pharmaceuticals, Artificial Sweeteners, and Other Emerging Contaminants as Indicators of Septic System Impact
Laurel Schaider, PhD, Research Scientist, Silent Spring Institute
Algae Biomonitoring and Organic Pollution
Corrina Parnapy, Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District
Septic Systems - Making the Best Using What You Have
George Heufelder, M.S.,R.S. Barnstable County Department of Health and Environment. Massachusetts Alternative Septic System Test Center.
Town of Lake George Septic Initiative Program
Zoeller Clarus History
Darren Meyers, P.E.
Eljen Geotextile Sand Filter Overview
Septic Systems: The Good, The Bad, and the Unknown
The West Firm
Otsego Lake Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems Management Program
Win McIntyre, Watershed Coordinator
North Queensbury Wastewater Disposal District No. 1 (Dunhams Bay)
Alan Wrigley & Barbara Simms, Dunhams Bay Advisory Committee