In September 2017, politicians and members of the media converged on the backyard of a Flanders resident who was the first recipient of a Suffolk County grant to replace an old failing cesspool with a new state-of-the-art system.
The county’s Septic Improvement Program awards grants of up to $11,000 to offset the expense of installing advanced new wastewater treatment systems to replace older cesspools and dramatically improve the quality of groundwater. READ
Suffolk County offered a tour Wednesday of local homes where advanced onsite wastewater have been installed.
It’s part of the county’s effort to encourage homeowners to update their septic systems to significantly reduce nitrogen output, which puts the health of ecosystems and humans at risk. READ
Suffolk County officials will hold a town hall Monday night in Flanders for East End residents seeking more information on a proposed septic improvement program that would allow some homeowners to receive a grant toward replacing old wastewater systems with new technology.