Mastic, NY - May 2, 2016 - On Saturday, May 7 residents will be given a unique chance to tour a modern wastewater treatment plant in Suffolk County. The tour is being offered through Legislator Kate Browning (WF-Shirley) and the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, fulfilling a promise to residents to be able to see and experience an enclosed facility that is similar to the plant being proposed at Calabro Airport in Shirley. Transportation is being provided by Suffolk County.
Suffolk County secured almost $200 million dollars in Federal and State aid to design and construct a treatment plant and sewer district for the Forge River watershed. The project is estimated to begin in 2017. At various public meetings for the project residents expressed concerns over the treatment plant, so Legislator Browning promised to organize a tour of a similar facility that is currently operating in Suffolk County.
“Over the last several years, residents living near Calabro Airport have expressed fear over a facility being constructed in the area,” stated Legislator Kate Browning. “What better way to educate constituents about what is fact and what is fiction, than to let them experience a facility first-hand. Our engineers have said all along, this state-of-the-art plant is nothing like the old facilities built in Nassau and Western Suffolk, and we are confident it will not come with the negative impacts property owners are concerned about.”
County vans will be available to transport attendees from Calabro Airport to the Miller Place facility at 10:30am on May 7. Residents living near the airport are urged attend and RSVP to Legislator Browning at 631-852-1300 since space is limited. Residents may also drive themselves to the site. The tour will begin at 11am.
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