Articles Tagged ‘wastewater’
Suffolk’s antiquated septic systems are polluting our drinking water and waterways
Following years of urging, and currently amid illegal discharges of…
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.