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Yates board hears about water pollution

Saying there is “significant pollution” rolling into Seneca Lake from the Keuka Laket Outlet, several Dresden-area residents want the Yates County Legislature to get involved.

Eileen Moreland and her husband, Dr. John Moreland, were among those voicing their concerns at Monday’s Legislature meeting. They live on Arrowhead Beach Road in Torrey.

“There is a serious problem with water quality, both in the outlet and Seneca Lake,” Eileen Moreland said.

She said the main sources are farm runoff and discharge from Penn Yan’s wastewater treatment plant, which releases 1.2 million gallons of effluent daily. Moreland said the plant’s disinfection practices haven’t changed in close to 20 years.

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