Recently Gov. Andrew Cuomo came to Stony Brook University to announce a major initiative to address New York’s water woes. His proposal would allocate $6 million for a new comprehensive groundwater study for Long Island to further examine levels of saltwater intrusion and chemical contamination–essentially the byproducts of over-pumping our aquifer and not having enough sewers.
“We need some more financial assistance from our federal and state governments."
The town's amended code goes further than Suffolk County's current health standard to reduce the level of nitrogen in the waterways.