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DEC works with town of Owasco on water line project following storm water violation

The state Department of Environmental Conservation issued a violation to the town of Owasco when construction of a water line caused sediment and nutrient runoff into Sucker Brook, a tributary of Owasco Lake.

Through the engineering firm Barton & Loguidice, the town is constructing a water line connecting an old water tank to a new one. But along Melrose Road between Oakridge Road and Town Hall Road, contractors failed to implement proper storm water prevention methods. Town Supervisor Ed Wagner said the violation was noticed by the Owasco Lake Watershed Inspection Program, and reported to the DEC.

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