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Group wants sewer system for Ballston Lake

Septic systems seen as threat to water quality

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Every year, the algae near the shores of Ballston Lake gets thicker, driving residents to rake it out by hand and making swimmers squeamish about jumping in. The waters of the long, narrow lake are safe, even drinkable, but increasing levels of nitrates and phosphates — which encourage the yellow-green plant life — leave some residents worried about the lake’s long-term health. “The lake is deteriorating over time,” said Ballston town Councilman William Goslin. “That ...

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