The event showcased the cutting-edge septic technologies that can reduce nitrogen pollution in local waterways.
Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D - Glen Cove) joined Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, local environmental advocates and distributors of cutting-edge clean septic systems recently at Long Island Clean-Water Vendor Day. Held at Oyster Bay’s Fireman’s Field, the event showcased the cutting-edge septic technologies that can reduce nitrogen pollution in local waterways.
Representatives from Nassau County’s S.E.P.T.I.C. (Septic Environmental Program to Improve Cleanliness) grant program were on hand to promote the initiative, which was launched last December to aid qualified property owners who are looking to replace a standard or failing septic system with a cost-effective, state-of-the-art alternative wastewater treatment system.
Legislators voted unanimously on Monday, June 28 to expand the reach of this crucial environmental initiative by adding $3 million in American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds to the program. When paired with matching New York State grants, eligible Nassau County property owners can receive up to $20,000 in grants
“By expanding the S.E.P.T.I.C. program and embracing clean wastewater treatment technologies, Nassau County has once again illustrated its unwavering commitment to protecting our vital aquatic ecosystems from harmful nitrogen pollution,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton said. “I applaud County Executive Curran for fighting to include this crucial investment in our wastewater infrastructure in Nassau’s first round of American Rescue Plan funding - a decision which will yield long-term environmental benefits for our entire region.”