*The sewer system is expected to be in operation by 2019, however homeowners have up to 5 years to connect to the system which would be 2024.
In summary, Ballston Lake has cyanobacteria present and has tested positive for microcystins. Subject matter experts that were informally consulted to gather and compile this information include:
These subject matter experts believe that Ballston Lake may be at risk for increasing levels of toxins. Local and national water treatment companies do not appear to be knowledgeable nor equipped to safely mitigate or eliminate toxins from water drawn from the lake for domestic use. Commercial or municipal water treatment facilities have the equipment, materials, scientists and technicians to continually monitor and treat water to eliminate toxins. There is currently no prescriptive formula to scale these monitoring and treatment methodologies to a private residential systems.