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10/05/16 2:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Town Engineer John Cronin.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Town Engineer John Cronin.

About 5 percent of what’s going directly into the aquifer every day is sewage.

That’s the word from Town Engineer John Cronin, who went before Tuesday’s Town Board work session to stress greater efforts to replace aged septic and cesspool systems with newly develop technology. (more…)

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09/27/16 10:00am
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO
At a ground breaking ceremony September 23 at Sylvester Manor Education Farm for a wastewater septic system unique to Suffolk County, manning the first shovel were, from left, Assemblyman Fred Thiele Jr. (I-Sag Harbor), County Legislator Bridget Fleming (D-Noyac). Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development and Supervisor Jim Dougherty.

Elected officials from the state, county and town, along with representatives of environmental organizations, gathered on the lawn of Sylvester Manor September 23 for a ground breaking of a state-of-the art wastewater treatment system.

The “clean water system,” developed by Natural Systems Utilities (NSU) headquartered in Hillsborough, New Jersey, is unique to Suffolk County. It will be operational by April 2017, according to Sara Gordon, the Manor’s director of planning and development. (more…)

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06/15/15 12:00pm
CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC | A meeting of minds on the water crisis in the Peconic estuary was held Thursday in Hauppaugue.

CHARLES TUMINO GRAPHIC | A meeting of minds on the water crisis in the Peconic estuary was held Thursday in Hauppaugue.

Mystery — if there was really a question — solved.

County lawmakers, scientists and environmentalists all agree nitrogen overloading in local waterways is the main contributor to the recent die-off of fish and turtles in the Peconic estuary. (more…)