Septic Tanks

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Scientists at Yale took a look at the diet of tadpoles in suburban ponds, and they made a discovery that – fair warning – is a bit gross. It turns out human waste plays a much larger role in the suburban ecosystem than we thought.

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The Suffolk County legilature is considering a bill that would require homeowners to replace failed cesspools with septic tanks.

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.

Suffolk County Launches Septic Improvement Program

Mar 30, 2017
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Hundreds of thousands of residents in Suffolk County continue to use outdated septic systems or cesspools, which has led to increased levels of nitrogen contaminating Long Island’s water.

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