Nitrogen

East Hampton To Mandate Low-Nitrogen Septic Systems

Aug 10, 2017
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East Hampton has become the first town in Suffolk County to require low-nitrogen septic systems in all new buildings. It’s one of two laws passed to help curb nitrogen pollution in the town’s groundwater.

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Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone wants New York State to help residents replace their aging septic systems.

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In order to cut nitrogen levels in the Western Bays, Nassau County will divert wastewater from the Bay Park Treatment Plant in East Rockaway to one in Wantagh.

The Nassau Deputy Commissioner of Public Works told Newsday that diverting the 55 million gallons of treated wastewater a day to an ocean outfall pipe at Cedar Creek’s Water Pollution Control Plant in Wantagh will reduce nitrogen levels by 99.4 percent.

Suffolk County Approves $10 Million Septic Plan

May 17, 2017
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The Suffolk County Legislature has approved a $10 million grant program to help homeowners pay for new septic systems as part of an effort to combat nitrogen levels in the water.

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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.

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