Suffolk County Considering Expansion Plan For Sewer Sytem

Sep 15, 2016
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Towns on the South Shore of Long Island want to create a sewer system, which they say could mean economic growth for several downtown areas that are limited by their decades-old septic systems.

Suffolk County Holds Hearings On Water Quality

Sep 12, 2016
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At a joint hearing in Smithtown, New York, State Senate and Assembly Committees heard testimony on Suffolk County’s ongoing nitrogen water quality problem.

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Environmental scientists say that almost three-quarters of Suffolk County homes use a septic system. But what happens when that wastewater goes down the drain?

How Does Nitrogen Endanger Water Quality?

Jul 15, 2016
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Politicians and environmentalists have long attributed Long Island’s degrading water quality to excessive nitrogen in the groundwater. Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone has called nitrogen Long Island’s "public enemy number 1," but what makes it so dangerous?

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Long Island officials say that the Island has a serious wastewater problem. But what makes the water so dangerous?