MAYVILLE - State Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, and state Assemblyman Andrew Goodell, R-Chautauqua County, recently visited the catch basin at the Chautauqua Marina in Mayville during the Lake Day celebration of National Marina Day.
The marina installed a waste water catch basin in 2011. Waste water and storm water runoff is a problem for many lakes because it dumps debris into waterways. The permanent boat wash and storm water runoff installed at Chautauqua Marina is a pollution prevention system. The boat wash pad measures 40 by 45 feet and catches all waste and wash down water, directing it through a series of underground pipes and filters to the Chautauqua Sewer System, preventing any of it from entering our side creek or Chautauqua Lake. The filters also catch and contain any grease or oil residue. The filters are changed and recycled.
"The marina takes the cleanliness and ecological health of its surrounding waterways very seriously," said Ken Shearer, Chautauqua Marina president. "The livelihood of our business and the enjoyment of our children and grandchildren are dependent on us acting as good stewards of the Lake". "We feel that being the only Marina in the area to undertake and complete this project is a huge step toward leading the way to a cleaner lake."
Several officials are pictured at National Marina Day activities at the Chautauqua Marina with state Sen. Catharine Young, R-Olean, and Assemblyman Andy Goodell, R-Chautauqua County.