NY manure lagoon part of Cayuga County biogas digester's growth plan

SENNETT — The manure lagoon project that many Mentz residents have been fighting to stop the past few weeks is part of a larger plan to more effectively operate a Cayuga County renewable energy facility 8 miles away, its developer said last week.

The construction for the roughly 10-million-gallon storage lagoon, off of Maiden Lane Road in Mentz, is currently at a standstill after CH4 Generate Cayuga LLC, the company building the lagoon on land owned by an Elbridge-based dairy farm, received a notice of violation from the state's Department of Environmental Conservation on July 27 citing lack of required DEC approvals. 

By Megan Ehrhart, Auburnpub.com.