Tag: Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant

“This project may be the single most important thing we can do to protect homeowners and the environment."

"We are thrilled that the work can begin immediately."

"Measures have been put in place immediately to ensure this type of ever does not occur again."

Democrats and Republicans are still arguing about how to pay for fixing the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant.

County lawmakers are expected to debate borrowing $400 million to fix the plants at their Monday meeting.

Officials say the plant still needs another half billion dollars in upgrades to keep it from failing again in the event of another hurricane like Sandy.

“The bays and harbors are at the heart of the Huntington and Northport communities, and they are also a part of the economy."

A new report estimates that 2.2 billion gallons of sewage spilled from the plant after Sandy, second only to a plant in New Jersey.

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