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— Gooseneck was designed to serve the entire town, but over time demand exceeded Gooseneck’s capacity. In 1965 a Lake George water supply was developed for emergency use. Eventually Lake George water became necessary to meet daily demand.

During the most recent inspection the state also found problems at the Baldwin Road filtration plant that handles Lake George water.

At the urging of state officials, Ticonderoga then began considering an upgrade of the entire water system, utilizing groundwater sources. Preliminary engineering studies have identified five possible aquifers in Ticonderoga that could be water sources, Taylor noted.

At its October meeting the town board authorized bonding up to $2.7 million to search for groundwater. It’s hoped $2 million of that will come as a state grant.

Facing a state order to have a new water plan in place by Dec. 31, the town plans to begin test well drilling this fall. Once test wells are complete, final plans will be designed to take advantage of the best water source.

Assuming water is found, the project will begin in the spring and be completed in July 2015.

Information on the project is available on the town website at townofticonderoga.com

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