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08/22/17 10:21am
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO A new idea to protect the Island’s ground and surface waters has been voiced.

While the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board pushes forward with plans to offer grants to Island residents and business owners to upgrade their septic systems, a Hay Beach man believes many Massachusetts communities are proceeding in a better direction. (more…)

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08/01/17 10:00am
JULIE LANE PHOTO Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Greg Toner, left, outlined a draft of regulations being created to guide the Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board in making recommendations to spend Community Preservation Fund revenue. Member Mark Mobius listened to the presentation.

The newly-minted Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board is moving nearer to seeking applications for grants to assist Islanders installing advanced waste water treatment systems that lower nitrogen levels in discharges. (more…)

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06/19/17 2:00pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.

JULIE LANE PHOTO Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board heard from Bob Eichinger of Roman Stone, a Bay Shore manufacturing company, about septic systems Suffolk County has approved for use.

Members of the new Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board have reviewed new septic systems Suffolk County has approved for installation.

Beginning in August, the county will require builders of new homes to install one of the new systems. The next county requirement will be upgrades to systems where planned construction will increase house size by 50 percent or more. (more…)

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06/14/17 8:00am
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BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement.

The newly established Water Quality Improvement Projects Advisory Board, at its June 1 meeting, was leaning toward awarding grants to offset the cost to residents of updating their septic systems. But before funds can leave town coffers, the board has to determine how and when the grants would be given. Members also must establish a way to ensure that after new systems are installed, they are properly maintained by homeowners. (more…)

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06/12/17 4:30pm
BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Water testing at Sylvester Manor by United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm, sitting,with colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como

BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Water testing at Sylvester Manor by United States Geological Survey chief scientist Fred Stumm, sitting,with colleagues, from left, Marie Zuck, Robert Welk and Michael Como

There’s promising news in the way of grants for Islanders whose aged septic tanks need replacement. (more…)