Richard Lyons former executive director of the Albany County Water Purification District, will share an engaging presentation: “Albany County Water Purification District; History of Protecting Public Health and Improving Water Quality. The event will be held at the University Club, Albany, on Monday, October 30, 12-1pm.
In his talk, Lyons will be discussing the Albany County Water Purification District, a regional entity that for almost 50 years has provided effective and efficient transportation and treatment of wastewater. He will also discuss the challenges of regulatory compliance while addressing the needs of aging infrastructure and human capital.
Richard Lyons has worked for the Albany County Sewer District for over 40 years; in June 2015, he retired as executive director and now works part time as a project manager. Lyons also serves on the county Energy Advisory Group and as president of the Local Development Corporation, which governs the implementation of the Albany Pool Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term Control Plan. In 2016 he was appointed by Governor Cuomo as a non-agency commissioner to the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and was president of the New York Water Environment Association in 2012. Lyons has received numerous awards from NYWEA, WEF and the American Public Works Association.