Department of Environmental Conservation

D E C banner

ENB - Region 6 Notices 9/27/2017

Negative Declaration

Jefferson County - The Thousand Islands Bridge Authority (TIBA), as lead agency, has determined that the proposed Rift Water Treatment Plant will not have a significant adverse environmental impact. The action involves the construction of a new Water Treatment Plant off Interstate 81, installation of new raw water piping and intake, installation of the new distribution piping within the US service area and an onsite wastewater treatment system with outlet piping and outfall to the river. The plant would be capable of providing treatment for domestic water supply plus limited United States Customs tank refill flow rate. The existing Rift Water Treatment Plant would be completely abandoned of all water related operations. Replacement of the TIBA Water Treatment Plant is necessary to accommodate the pending 2018 US Customs Facility expansion. The project is located off Interstate 81 south, at United States/Canadian Border in the Town of Orleans, New York.

Contact: Robert Horr, Thousand Islands Bridge Authority, 43530 Interstate 81, PO Box 428, Alexandria Bay/Collins Landing, NY 13607, Phone: (315) 482-2501, E-mail: roberthorr@tibridge.com.


  • Contact for this Page
  • ENB
    NYS DEC
    Division of Environmental Permits
    625 Broadway, 4th Floor
    Albany, NY 12233-1750
    518-402-9167
    Send us an email
  • This Page Covers
  • Page applies to all NYS regions