City of Kingston Separating Sewer and Stormwater Systems

City of Kingston Separating Sewer and Stormwater Systems

The city will borrow $130,000 to design a project to separate the sewer and stormwater systems in an effort to help the environment and the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant. The entire separation project is estimated to cost more than $1 million. The current combined sewer overflow system generates 92 percent of the wastewater discharged into the Rondout Creek in a typical year. Removing the stormwater inflow from the system would reduce overflows into the creek, which would ultimately improve its water quality.

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Sewer Project Turned Down by Residents

Sewer Project Turned Down by Residents

A sewer project that would have been very beneficial to the area was recently voted against. The project would have connected more than 450 homes along the six-mile Connetquot River to an updated sewer system. The cost was going to be $26.4 million. The project had significant costs but was going to be 100 percent fully funded by federal and state grants. This didn’t come without a downside though. Residential homes would add an additional $119 on average to their bills per year. Suffolk County isn’t the only place with these issues. Another community voted to sewer almost 2,770 homes

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