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Interlaken aims for wastewater treatment plant permit update

Village officials in Interlaken are seeking the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) approval for significant modifications to their wastewater treatment plant’s permit. The proposed changes, which are currently open for public comment, aim to enhance the plant’s operational efficiency and environmental compliance. The DEC has prepared a draft permit and is inclined to approve the modifications, contingent on public feedback and further review.


Key proposed changes include relocating the flow-monitoring point from influent to effluent and adjusting compliance dates to match the revised construction schedule. This includes an extended timeline for construction commencement, completion, and operational startup of the new treatment facility. The monitoring location page for the proposed plant is also set to be updated, reflecting the latest developments in the project.

The public is encouraged to submit comments or requests for a legislative hearing on the new State Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (SPDES) permit by February 23. For inquiries, contact Ashley Rubacha at the DEC Region 8 office. The draft permit and related documents are accessible online and at the DEC office, where appointments for inspection are recommended.