Clean Water

Long Island Reports Record-Breaking Toxic Algae

Sep 13, 2017
Jordan Bowman / WSHU

A new study by the Clean Water Partnership finds that toxic algal blooms were discovered in every major bay and estuary across Long Island: 15 lakes and 20 beaches. This is the longest and most intense brown tide in Long Island’s recorded history.

Courtesy of Village of Northport

New upgrades to Northport’s wastewater treatment plant, which the village hopes will minimize nitrogen output into Long Island Sound, will be completed by the end of the summer.

Suffolk County Launches Septic Improvement Program

Mar 30, 2017
Troy David Johnson / Flickr

Hundreds of thousands of residents in Suffolk County continue to use outdated septic systems or cesspools, which has led to increased levels of nitrogen contaminating Long Island’s water.