In New York State, municipalities have varying levels of Utility services.
Communities considering improving efficiencies or making sustainable cost reductions in the area of utilities may be eligible for a Local Government Efficiency grant to assist with studying the feasibility of different options or to assist with implementation of a strategy.
Example: Town of Glenville, Town of Clifton Park and the Niskayuna Central School District joined forces to rehabilitate, repair and expand the Alplaus Sewer District No. 1 system to eliminate problematic sewer lines and failing septic systems. The project replaced septic systems, problematic sewer lines and eliminated two inefficient wastewater treatment plants with a modern and centralized service.
Resources & Publications
The Department of State and other state agencies have prepared a number of resources to help communities with improving efficiencies in municipal utilities.
Legal Framework for Providing Local Government Services » (NYS Assembly)
Studies & Reports
Through the Local Government Efficiency Grant program, communities have studied municipal utility issues.