When Gov. Andrew Cuomo learned of the water quality issues affecting Auburn-area communities served by Owasco Lake, he was moved to act.
At an event held at the Emerson Park Pavilion on Wednesday, Cuomo announced the state will fund the installation of two systems that aim to address concerns about blue-green algae toxins detected in drinking water supplies for the city of Auburn and town of Owasco.
The city will receive $600,000 to install a powdered activated carbon system and the town will get $800,000 to set up a granular carbon treatment system. Both systems can absorb blue-green algae toxins and ensure drinking water is clean and safe.