So Long Septic Tanks

So Long Septic Tanks

A $4 billion plan is coming to Suffolk County, N.Y. The plan is to reduce nitrogen pollution in groundwater and surface water by eliminating septic systems and cesspools. More than 250,000 cesspools will be eliminated countywide and the county will replace them with wastewater systems or connect properties to existing sewer districts. Approximately 75 percent of county residents rely on cesspools or septic tanks. If the plan is fully implemented, poor water quality could reverse in the next decade. Since the 1980s, concentrations of nitrogen have increased on Long Island surface waters. According to the Long Island Commission for Aquifer

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Local village receiving funds needed for sewer repairs

Local village receiving funds needed for sewer repairs

The Village of Manorhaven has received almost $1 million in bonds for their needed improvements to their aging sewer system. Approx. $250,000 will be used for plan and specs with the rest used for improvements. The project will include 4,400 linear feet of pipelining and the rehabilitation of two manholes. Neither projects will disturb land or require traditional dig and replace. This is the first phase of the village’s sewer project. Work is expected to begin in late fall. The major problems with the village’s sewer systems are grease and tree roots. Older tree roots get into the sewer mains

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