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Long Island Coastal Resiliency and Clean Water Infrastructure

Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), the Environmental Facilities Corporation, the Governor's Office of Storm Recovery and Nassau and Suffolk counties are hosting a series of meetings to help meet Governor Cuomo's goal to review clean water infrastructure resiliency against future storms, improve water quality and provide additional protections for Long Island's surface and groundwater resources. The meetings will involve stakeholders in the development of a plan to improve the management of wastewater in Nassau and Suffolk counties.

Coastal Resiliency and Clean Water Infrastructure Meetings
Meeting Date and Time Meeting Topic Meeting Location Presentation Materials
May 12, 2014

Noon - 4 PM
  • Identify problems related to wastewater infrastructure.
  • Explore solutions for reducing high levels of nitrogen in the back-bay area north of Long Beach Island.
  • Explore the connection between lowering nitrogen levels and healthier marshlands, which offer increased resiliency against future coastal storms.
  • Public is welcome to attend to hear the presentations.
Nassau County Legislative Chambers
Nassau County Legislative Building
1550 Franklin Avenue
Mineola, NY 11501
Nassau County Meeting Agenda and Presentations (PDF, 5.3 MB)
May 19, 2014

Noon - 4 PM
  • Discuss issues related to wastewater, septic systems and possible future solutions.
  • Public is welcome to attend to hear the presentations.
Charles B. Wang Center
Stony Brook University
100 Nicolls Road, Suite 302
Stony Brook, NY 11794-4040
Stony Brook University Meeting Agenda and Presentations (PDF, 9.2 MB)
May 28, 2014

Noon - 3 PM
3:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Identify problems related to wastewater mitigation.
  • Explore solutions for high levels of nitrogen in the Great South Bay and other south shore bays.
  • Public will have the opportunity to make oral comments during the evening session.

Health Sports Education Center Auditorium
Suffolk County Community College
Wicks Road Entrance
Brentwood, NY 11717

Directions to center:

http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/About/HSECMap.asp

Suffolk County Meeting Agenda and Presentations (PDF, 8.2 MB)

The public can submit written comments at all three meetings or by emailing Liwaterquality@gw.dec.state.ny.us.

DEC plans to hold a fourth meeting in June 2014. Based on what is learned and discussed at the first three meetings, DEC, EFC and GOSR will develop recommendations on how to address wastewater and septic problems to make Long Island more resilient. The recommendations will be discussed at the June meeting.

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