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About the Development Authority
The Development Authority of the North Country is a leader in providing regional infrastructure and technical services to municipalities that strengthen communities in Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Lewis counties. As a New York State Public Benefit Corporation chartered in 1985 and based in Watertown, NY, the Authority works with partners to meet the region’s infrastructure needs in water, sewer, housing, telecommunications and solid waste management, owning and operating water and wastewater lines, over 2,000 miles of fiber network, and a tri-county solid waste management facility in Rodman, NY. Visit the Authority online at www.danc.org or www.northcountryrecycles.org.

2022 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Events Scheduled


The Development Authority of the North Country, in cooperation with its regional county partners and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be sponsoring five free household hazardous waste collection days this spring and fall to help residents in Jefferson, Lewis and St.…

Fall 2021 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days


If you’re going to be cleaning out the garage or basement this weekend, you’ll have several opportunities to properly dispose of household hazardous waste this fall. The Development Authority of the North Country, in cooperation with its regional county partners and the New York State Department of…

Recognizing John B. Johnson, Jr. for Authority Service


In June, the longest-serving member of the Development Authority of the North Country’s Board of Directors, John B. Johnson, Jr., elected to step down at the conclusion of his current appointment by the City of Watertown.  Mr. Johnson, chairman of the Northern New York Newspaper Corporation, was fi…

Emergency Drill Held at Regional Landfill


June 10, 2021     The Development Authority of the North Country hosted the South Jefferson Rescue Squad and other local emergency response volunteers at its regional landfill in Rodman on June 10 for an emergency drill. The drill provided the opportunity for the both the emergency responders and D…

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days Scheduled


April 22, 2021     The Development Authority of the North Country, in cooperation with its regional county partners and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, will be sponsoring five free household hazardous waste collection days this spring and fall to help residents in Jeffe…

St. Lawrence County Broadband Survey Making Progress


April 9, 2021     Over 1,500 residents and businesses have responded to the St. Lawrence County broadband survey so far, but more responses are needed to ensure a clear understanding of the locations that are unserved or underserved by broadband access. In particular, more responses are needed from…

Jefferson County Broadband Survey Launched


January 14, 2021     In an effort to improve broadband access in Jefferson County, county residents and businesses are asked to participate in a survey to help determine the needs and opportunities for broadband in the county. Jefferson County and the Development Authority of the North Country have…

Fort Drum JLUS Public Open House #3


PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE #3 MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 2, 2017 YOUR INPUT MATTERS! You are invited to the final public open house regarding compatibility planning around Fort Drum. …