‘SMART Waters’ report to be released

JOHNSTOWN – The Fulton County Board of Supervisors will release details of a final report designed to determine if it’s feasible to consolidate all water and sewer services in the county at 11 a.m. Monday at the County Office Building.

The county will conduct a news conference to announce findings from a report prepared by Environmental Design Partnership. The report is titled, “SMART Waters: A Regional Model for Water and Wastewater Services in Fulton County.”

There are six municipal water systems in the county. They are in Gloversville and Johnstown, the villages of Broadalbin, Mayfield and Northville and in the Sacandaga Park section of Northampton. There are five municipal wastewater operations – Gloversville, Johnstown, the villages of Broadalbin and Mayfield and Sacandaga Park.

Many county officials have said a countywide system will spur the local economy, creating more business and lowering property taxes.