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Essex, AES earn design award for municipal treatment plant

Essex Wastewater Plant Manager Tina Gardner stands outside the municipal plant and talks about the solar paneling used to power the facility as well as provide hot water. The town recently received an Excellence In Building Design Competition Award during the Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference held in Lake Placid. For more, see the story on page 10.

Essex Wastewater Plant Manager Tina Gardner stands outside the municipal plant and talks about the solar paneling used to power the facility as well as provide hot water. The town recently received an Excellence In Building Design Competition Award during the Adirondack Park Local Government Day Conference held in Lake Placid. For more, see the story on page 10. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

— Boisen said the plant was the joint work of members of the town board over the past decade, along with former Supervisor Ronald Jackson and the services of AES Northeast.

“I am very impressed with the fact that AES worked very hard to make sure that this facility fit into the community,” she said. “It sits beautifully here, and it was a great collaborative effort that took many years and many hours to get done. There are a lot of hands that worked hard at this.”

“It is bigger than you would think looking at it from the outside,” Gardner said. “I am very proud of it.”

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