Attempting to prevent the effluents from a manufactured home community on Long Island, NY from further polluting the Peconic Estuary, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced a competitive grant for one of the 19 communities located within the Peconic Estuary Program Groundwater Watershed.
According to longislandexchange, the winning community will receive a free advanced treatment system funded by the state and county. The MHC only has to pay for operations and maintenance.
“This project will protect the Peconic Estuary by replacing older septic systems or cesspools which leech nitrogen directly into our water with an advanced system which treats these pollutants,” Bellone said.
The Mobile & Manufactured Home Wastewater Treatment Demonstration Program is a new component to the County’s Septic Demonstration Program which is intended to improve water quality by reducing nitrogen pollution. The Suffolk County Dept. of Health Services say the $1.4 million system will remove as much as 1,343 pounds of nitrogen annually depending upon which community is chosen.
MHProNews understands the county has over 360,000 unsewered homes, nearly 75 percent of the county’s households.
Part of Suffolk County’s Reclaim Our Water initiative, which began in 2014, the city has chosen 19 homeowners to receive a free wastewater treatment system on their property, some of which may be operational by the end of summer. ##
(Photo credit: Peconic Estuary.org)
Article submitted by Matthew J. Silver to Daily Business News-MHProNews.