Susan Cincotta (right) receives the first check from the town’s grant program for upgrading her septic system from Judy Meringer, personal secretary to Supervisor Gary Gerth.
The first Islander to receive a check from the town for a nitrogen-reducing septic system is real estate professional Susan Cincotta for her Midway Road residence.
Ms. Cincotta has a town check for $9,663. Suffolk County approved the payment earlier, and will pay her contractor directly for installation. (more…)
ELEANOR P. LABROZZI PHOTO | Natural Systems Utilities’ Ed Bennett, with hard hat, confers with Roy Price, graduate research director at Stony Brook University Center for Clean Water Technology, pointing with pipe in hand while others invovled in the project look on.
Last week, Sylvester Manor Educational Farm installed an innovative wastewater treatment system on the property. The system is designed to recirculate wastewater through a subsurface, constructed wetland and will be used to treat the effluent water from cooking, laundry and restroom facilities serving the farm’s educational programs and general visitors. The project is the first non-proprietary commercial pilot system in Suffolk County, and the goal is to reduce contaminants in wastewater, particularly nitrogen compounds, before they travel via groundwater to the bays. (more…)