The American Public Works Association (APWA), New York State Chapter recognized the following projects through their annual awards program:
The Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Wastewater Treatment Facility CAST Upgrades Project was awarded the 2015 Environmental Project of the Year Award in the $5- $25 Million category. The Managing Agency is the Gloversville-Johnstown Joint Sewer Board. Extensive upgrades and an innovative Contact Adsorption Settling Thickening (CAST) process provide support for the expansion of a local Greek yogurt plant and the related jobs created by the expansion. While keeping project costs manageable, the Facility also achieved net-zero energy self-sufficiency, as well as providing surplus energy to the grid.
The NYSDEC Lake George Beach Day-Use Area (DUA) Project was awarded the 2015 Transportation Project of the Year in the $5 - $25 Million category. The Managing Agency is the NYSDEC. In a project that was completed in only 6 months under severe winter weather conditions, the DUA received a complete make-over, providing vacationers and local residents dramatically different, safer, and environmentally responsible access to Lake George for both the beach and the boat launch. The project included innovative and creative methods to improve water quality for Lake George and incorporate and promote green infrastructure practices.
Both projects were previously recognized at the local level by the APWA Capital District Branch in the same categories.
Other projects recognized by the AWPA Capital District Branch include the following:
The Town of Colonie was awarded a 2015 Capital Branch Environmental Project of the Year award in the less than $5M category for the Mohawk View High Lift Pump Station Project. The project completed updates and energy upgrades to the water station, operated by the Town of Colonie Department of Public Works, Division of Latham Water. Improvements included two pumps and two variable frequency drives. The project achieved energy efficiency as well as more resilient and secure water delivery for the water district.
The American Public Works Association (APWA), Central New York Branch recognized the following projects through their annual awards program:
The Central New York Branch has awarded the Village of Cayuga and Town of Aurelius a 2015 Environmental Project of the Year award for the Cayuga-Aurelius Joint Water and Wastewater Systems. This $17.5 million project eliminated the aging Village water treatment plant and crumbling distribution system, consolidating services between the Town and Village and connecting to the City of Auburn. The joint sewer project addressed a failing treatment facility within the Village of Cayuga and will provide reliable public sewer service to lakeshore area properties in the Town of Aurelius, to the north and south of the Village. The Town of Aurelius and the Village of Cayuga are providing much needed basic services to their residents by combining forces between the two municipalities and working together to structure a Joint Regional Project. They were further able to save Village and Town funds by combining two projects and completing them under the same construction contracts.
- Lewis County’s CR 33 Van Amber Road Bridge Over the Beaver River bridge replacement project was awarded a Central New York Branch Transportation Project of the Year award. Originally built in 1915, the original bridge existing truss was eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places and is commemorated at the site.