Development Authority of the North Country

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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.

Authority Executive Director to Retire


James W. Wright, Executive Director of the Development Authority of North Country, today announced he will retire, effective May 15, after 11 years at the helm of the Authority. Wright remains healthy, but said the COVID-19 pandemic caused him to reevaluate his retirement plans. &...

2020 Household Hazardous Waste Collection Dates


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 three free household hazardous waste collection days in the fall to help residents in Jefferson, St. Lawrence and Le...

Customer Update


Development Authority of the North Country                     Dulles State Office Building                    Watertown, New York 13601 Fredrick J. Carter     &nb...

Development Authority Providing Assistance to Businesses and Residents


The Development Authority of the North Country is taking several steps to help ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and residents. The Authority is providing relief of principal and interest payments for businesses that have existing loans under one of the Authority&rsqu...

Authority Note to Customers


Development Authority of the North Country Dulles State Office Building Watertown, New York 13601 Fredrick J. Carter                            &nbs...

Authority Takes Precautionary Measures


The Development Authority of the North Country provides essential services to communities and businesses across the North Country in terms of water and wastewater treatment plan operation, operation of the regional landfill, and telecommunications. Those services will continue as usual, but the A...

Jefferson County Agriculture Conference March 19 & 20


Internationally-known speaker The Farm Babe will highlight the importance of agriculture to the economy as she headlines the annual Jefferson County Agricultural Development Conference on March 19 and 20 with free public presentations. Michelle Miller, also known as The Farm Babe, is an o...

Reusable Bag Giveaway February 19


When the plastic bag ban goes into effect on March 1, you’ve thought about how it will impact your grocery shopping, but what about mall shopping? You’ll need your reusable bags for that kind of shopping as well. To help ease the transition and raise awareness of the issue, th...

Jefferson County Begins Mattress Recycling


Jefferson County has joined Lewis and St. Lawrence counties in recycling mattresses through a program established by the Development Authority of the North Country. Beginning immediately, residents disposing of mattresses or box springs in Jefferson County will need to take them to the county tra...

Hit the Trails to Look for Recycling Rocks!


More than 30 brightly colored “recycling rocks” have been scattered along the three public recreational trails owned by the Development Authority of the North Country, waiting for hikers to find them! Find one, snap a photo, post it to the North Country Recycles Facebook page with #re...

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