Current Projects

Construction to begin Spring /Summer 2017
Lake Remediation in The Hudson Valley NY

Hillside Lake is a 26-acre impaired lake surrounded by a residential community of about 500 located in East Fishkill, NY. It suffers from a combination of stormwater runoff sedimentation and the drainage of unwanted nutrients into the lake causing degradation of water quality over time.
These problems have compromised groundwater significantly.  Recent well reports from homes near the lake show elevated levels of coliform and other hazardous pollutants.
The lake that was once the life force of a community is now shallow and unusable, covered with algae and other unwanted plant blooms and has caused harm to the local ecosystem.
The residents depend upon aquifer-based resources for their drinking water.  As goes the lake, so goes the water source. Preservation of water quality is the key issue to the area’s sustainability.

The Town was recently awarded a New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Water Quality Improvement Grant.
A muti-faceted plan has been developed, approved and ready for construction Summer 2017

The plan includes:

  • Hydro raking of plants and vegetation in the lake
  • Construction of a gravel filter wetland to treat stormwater runoff
  • Floating islands throughout the lake that will provide ongoing “in-lake treatment” and aeration,
  • Re-circulation of lake water back through the wetland filter from critical points in the lake
  • Introduction of a unique Phosphorus media absorbent material

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December  2015

2 Renewage Green Infrastructure projects awarded grant funding in NY

Today Governor Andrew Cuomo announced grant awards for economic development and other community improvement projects:  These 2 Renewage projects will be funded and able to go forward in partnership with our municipal partners:
The Town of East Fishkill will install a recirculating gravel wetland adjacent to Hillside Lake. The wetland will reduce the amount of sediment and nutrients entering the lake.   Award: $647,500.
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The Village of Wappingers Falls will complete a comprehensive study of point and non-point source pollution into the Wappinger Creek Watershed. The plan will analyze Wappinger Creek from its headwaters to Wappinger Lake in an effort to identify key contributors to pollutant-loading, which is deteriorating water quality and flood storage. The plan will set implementation time frames, establish guidelines, and identify practices, including artificial wetlands and green infrastructure.   Award: $287,500.https://www.ny.gov/…/…/atoms/files/REDCAwardsBooklet2015.pdf
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Renewage is currently working on several projects in New York State and around the world

Renwage works on private, commercial and public projects that utilize Low Impact Design technologies and Best Management Practices.  The scale of our projects ranges from private homes and small infill sites to larger municipal commercial and industrial Green Infrastructure systems.
Renewage engages all stakeholders, funding sources and regulatory agencies.
Renewage is able to call upon a diverse network of innovate and experienced leaders in the field to study, design and implement these projects.

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Philmont, Columbia County NY
Renewage selected by Village of Philmont NY to study and propose Low Impact Design BMP Stormwater Treatment to revitalize Summit Reservoir

Renewage chosen by The Village of Philmont Beautification Committee to develop a plan for Summit Reservoir in the The Village as part of a BOA (Brownfield Opportunity Area) Grant from the Governor of NY. Renewage will asses issues adversely impacting water quality and recommend BMP practices that will help reduce sediment and capture the attached phosphorus and other nutrients (nitrogen, coliform) to begin the process of water quality improvement in the lake.
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Sufflolk County New York
Renewage’s PBR Wastewater Treatment System (A unique hybrid MBBR & Wetland) Chosen as a demonstration to be built at The Nature Conservancy’s Upland Farm Headquarters at Cold Spring Harbor NY

Renewage chosen by The Nature Conservancy in Suffolk County NY – to demonstrate larger “cluster” treatment system at Uplands Farm Sanctuary at Cold Spring Harbor NY. The PBR ecological wastewater treatment system will reduce Nitrogen and be the first “hybrid” MBBR & Wetland treatment system of its type in New York!

POWER POINT: Nature Conservancy PBR Power Point
PDF: Nature Conservancy PBR
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Water Quality Improvement
WAPPINGER CREEK WATERSHED

 

The Village of Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County NY,  has been concerned for many years about the deterioration of its lake, the lifeblood of the community, and source of its clean drinking water.  The lake, which drains to the Hudson Estuary has gradually filled with sediment and adverse “loading” from nearby development upstream.  Stormwater runoff was causing flooding during major storm events

Renewage has developed a comprehensive water management plan for the entire 220 square mile watershed and built the first in a proposed series of BMP gravel filter, stormwater wetland treatment installations at an infill site in The Village of Wappingers Falls.  PROJECT VIDEO:http://youtu.be/_HxBa8K32Vo

The storm-water wetland is the first of it’s kind to be permitted and built in NY.  It will not only capture and treat up to 95% of the sediment passing through before it reaches the lake, but will also reduce phosphorus nitrogen and other pollutants flowing into the lake. The storm-water wetland will limit flooding to nearby housing during major storms and begin the process of water quality remediation in the watershed.  The project was awarded a prestigious Green Innovation Grant from NYS EFC

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: WF_Stormwater Wetland_09_10_14s

Gravel Filter Stormwater Wetland in operation


Hillside Lake,
East Fishkill, Dutchess County NY

Hilside is a 26-acre lake, and home to 500 families in East Fishkill NY
A combination of the man-madEFK_HillsideLake-29e nature of the lake, heavy soils in the drainage area, nutrient loading from septic systems and increased storm water run-off have caused degradation of water quality over time.   The lake is currently filling with
sediment and overgrown with algae and weeds.  It is listed by NY State DEC as an impaired waterbody.

Renewage was selected to develop a long range strategy and treatment plan.  Storm water management was identified as a first priority.  Renewage has developed plans to construct two ecological gravel storm water treatments along the lake’s perimeter.  The ultimate goal is to reverse the endemic deterioration of the lake’s water quality and eco-system.  NYSDEC and other permitting agencies support this approach.   Final design and implementation will begin shortly.