Articles Tagged ‘North Hempstead’
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano declared a State of Emergency Saturday and ordered the mandatory evacuation of Long Beach Hospital and all nursing homes on…
Resolving a seven-year tug-of-war over the best way to comply with state and federal environmental laws while dealing with several million gallons of sewage, Great Neck and its surrounding areas’ residents produce on a daily basis—in the most cost-efficient way—North Hempstead Supervisor Jon Kaiman and the Town Board unanimously approved a $60 million bond resolution Nov. 17 to upgrade an existing wastewater facility and decommission another.
The result will be a new, environmentally friendly state-of-the-art tertiary sewage treatment plant that will utilize cutting-edge technology, including an oxidation ditch, slash nitrogen emissions into the Long Island Sound, while simultaneously saving costs and consolidating services throughout the Great Neck peninsula, say proponents.
It all started with a call from a student teacher from Port Washington—she said, “We want to recycle in the school,” recalls North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman. This simple request started Kaiman thinking about the 11 school districts in the Township of North Hempstead, and exactly how efficient, or inefficient the recycling efforts were for the schools involved.