LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Little Falls, New York was awarded the Environmental Achievement award at this year’s Tribute to Excellence awards ceremony held on Oct. 1st as part of the H2O-XPO in Louisville, Ky.
The National Rural Water Association awards individuals or utilities that have gone beyond the normal requirements of their job to be better stewards of the environment.
The City of Little Falls, with a population of 4,800 along the Mohawk River, created a plan for Bio-solids reuse. Combating extreme cold, ice formation, snail invasions and the cost of using over 90,000 gallons of fuel to dispose of bio-solids, the city turned to an ecological approach in an abandoned coal mine reclamation project. This land application is now responsible for a sustainable, hay production initiative.