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November 27, 2018 Community Update Meeting

Agenda:
• Revisit why we need to do this project
• Discuss updates to the design
• Provide update on the garden area of the ravine
• Review the next steps
• Solicit community questions and comments
Timeline Overview

Project Design
Public Outreach
Preliminary
Engineering Community Advisory Committee Project
Seven
Report community Provided feedback on garden area
Update
August 2016 meetings held of the ravine November
March – May August – October 2018 27, 2018
2018 Revised Design
Project redesign after receiving
public input
June – November 2018
Albany Water Board
Background

• The Albany Water Board was established in 1988 and


owns the water and sewer systems in the City of Albany.
• The Albany Water Board holds the NYSDEC permit for the
combined sewage overflows (CSOs) to the Hudson River.
• The Albany Water Board is working cooperatively with
Troy, Cohoes, Rensselaer, Green Island and Watervliet
(a.k.a., the “Albany CSO Pool Communities”) and the
Albany County Water Purification District and Rensselaer
County Sewer District to mitigate the impact of CSOs.
Why do we need to do this Project?
Albany Pool CSO Long Term Control Plan
Combined Sewer Overflows
Albany Pool CSO Long Term Control Plan
Program Overview
• Clean river initiative to improve
“Quality of Life” for Capital District
riverfront communities
• Comprehensive regional solution to
achieve water quality standards in the
Hudson & Mohawk Rivers
• Focused on reductions in the volume
of untreated wastewater discharges
or combined sewer overflows
• LTCP development began in 2005 with
final approval by DEC in January 2014
• 15-Year Implementation Period
What needs to be done?
Beaver Creek Clean River Project
Annual Disinfection Operational Period: May thru October

• Reduce rags, debris, trash and leaves from the overflows


Screening • Convey solids to the South Treatment Plant

• Kill bacteria and viruses using a chlorination process


Disinfection • Reduce untreated wet weather overflows

• Capture and treatment of air within the facility


Odor Controls • Elimination of odors associated with surface discharges of
Beaver Creek in the ravine

• Maintain the visual aesthetics of the area


Community • Minimize traffic impacts to the local environment
• Incorporate educational features for the project
Beaver Creek Clean River Project
Benefits of the Project

• Addresses the highest priority CSO outfall as designated


by the Department of Environmental Conservation.
• Provides cleaning of 300 MG on an average annual basis,
resulting in the capture of over 85% of the total wet
weather flows for the City of Albany.
• Provides the greatest cost-effectiveness in regards to
water quality benefits for the Hudson River.
Project Update
Revisiting the Concept
Area of existing
surface discharges
in the ravine

Area of existing sink holes


within chain-link fence

Project needs to allow repairs to stabilize


the area of settlement and eliminate
surface discharges in the ravine

Beaver Creek Sewer Existing Conditions


Previous Concept Layout Dry Weather Conditions
Concept Layout Previous Concept Layout - Wet Weather
Conditions
Screening
Building

Below-Grade Chemical
Storage Area

Chemical
Delivery and
Stairwell

Below-Grade
Disinfection
Contact Tanks
Introduction to the
New Concept
Connection to the 3rd Avenue Sewer
Recommended Alternative
New Regulator at Ganesvoort
Beaver Creek Sewer Existing Conditions
Previous Concept Layout Dry Weather Conditions
Concept Layout Typical Wet Weather Conditions
Concept Layout Extreme Wet Weather Conditions
Screening Chamber
Perspective looking downstream
Screening Chamber
Perspective looking upstream
Upgrades to the Treatment Plant Screens
Project Benefits

More Protective of Downstream Equipment

Replacement of Aging Infrastructure

Screens More Suitable for CSO Conditions

Staffed 24 Hours per Day

Allows for Handling of the Solids at the Plant


Proposed access will prevent
disturbances to the existing
traffic patterns for the school

Modified concept removes


solids handling in the park
which reduces traffic

Traffic Considerations
Loop road concept could provide
additional parking and control
day-time traffic patterns

Controlled access could


reduce traffic patterns during
school hours

Traffic Considerations
Building size has
been significantly
reduced as solids
will now be
handled at the
Treatment Plant

Site Considerations
Impervious areas
at the facility have
also been
significantly
reduced to
minimize impacts

Site Considerations
Reflection & Learning
Garden Update
Since April

• Community Advisory Committee (CAC) was


created after April Meeting.
• Met with CAC in August to review plans and get
feedback.
• Redesigned layout based on feedback and
presented to CAC in October.
• Met with TOAST Principal to review educational
programming needs.
Overall Concept Plan
Ravine Concept Plan
Classroom Structures
Covered Outdoor Classroom
& Restrooms
Covered Outdoor Classroom

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Classroom Elements
Outdoor Chalkboard & Seating
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Outdoor Chalkboard & Seating
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Nature Inspired Play
Log Balance Beam
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Log Crawl Tunnel
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Log Steppers Rock Climber
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Paver Labyrinth

Accessible Paver Labyrinth (Wide & Narrow Pathways)


Upper Meadow Concept Plan
Timber Gazebo Structure
Human Sundial
Educational Signage
Garden Perspectives
East end entrance into the
garden area
East end perspective of the outdoor
classroom space and wetlands
East end perspective of the outdoor
classroom space and wetlands
Perspective of the outdoor
classroom space and wetlands
West end perspective showing
the meditation labyrinth
Next Steps

• Complete Public Input and Comment Period


• Preliminary and Final Design to be Advanced in 2019
• Start of Construction Anticipated in 2020
• Completion of Construction in 2022
Community Questions or Comments
Thank You
Bullpen Slides
Primary Recreation Area
in Lincoln Park

South End Commercial


and Residential Area

100-Year Floodplain

Current City ordinances prevent the


development of critical infrastructure within
the 100-year floodplain in conformance with
the New York State guidelines

Beaver Creek Sewer Critical Section of Main Trunk


Albany County South Wastewater Treatment Plant
Size of the Site for the
CSO Satellite Treatment
Facility

Albany County South Wastewater Treatment Plant


Section through the Screening Chamber
Section through the Screening and Disinfection
Proposed access will prevent
disturbances to the existing
traffic patterns for the school

Modified concept removes


solids handling in the park
which reduces traffic

Previous Concept Layout Traffic Considerations


Controlled access could
reduce traffic patterns during
school hours

Loop road concept could provide


additional parking and control
day-time traffic patterns

Previous Concept Layout Traffic Considerations