October 9, 2014

Raw Sewage going into the Great South Bay

Oct 9, 2014

Good Morning Mr. Doug McKenna,
Here is another Video to show the incompetence of Suffolk County, South West Sewer District #3 and Department of Public Works. You See Mr. McKenna I just got back Home from be displace for a very long time.
I will not live less then an animal should even live!
Hey what up with your Clean Water Act does it even exist in your Department!!!! I’m sick and tired of the BS. Let’s get it fixed, new pumping station down on the corner of Homan Ave and Gibson, or a back flow device or stop hooking up everyone to the sewer without a new Sewage Treatment Plant. Come on I’m not an engineer but I would think you men and woman can put yours heads together and do something different so we get different results! Oct 14, 2005, March 30, 2010 and now Aug. 13, 2014 how you would like your new home surround with raw sewage and then let you’re the children go out and play in your yard of course this would be unacceptable to you like it is to me..
I had to cancel two parties because the children range from 1,2,4,5, 8, 10 and 11 years old was scared if they were to pick up a rock or touch anything in the yard they would get sick. Let alone everyone must take off their shoes when they enter my home and that is pretty hard for little ones. Opening up windows to get some air torched me because I love the windows open in the summer with the breeze from the water. I did get sick from doing the clean-ups myself which I didn’t appreciate the lack of help from my County. The air, soil, water and also drink water is in question??? My God please don’t allow this to happen again to me, my neighbor and our Great south Bay we have the right to live in a safe home and it is up to you to have this fixed.
Sincerely Laura Serrano

(Source: youtube.com)

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$815M in Sandy aid to go to infrastructure improvements on Long Island

Originally published: October 24, 2013 3:41 PM
Updated: October 24, 2013 5:19 PM
By KEITH HERBERT. AND SARAH CRICHTON keith.herbert@newsday.com, sarah.crichton@newsday.com

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New equipment to prevent power outages, including “micro grids,” and funding to harden bridges and sewage treatment plants on Long Island are all part of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s plans for spending federal Sandy recovery aid.

Long Island will get a total of $815 million for a series of infrastructure improvements, Cuomo said in an announcement Thursday.

Cuomo announced what Long Island projects would be funded in a conference call with Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano and Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone.

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With the anniversary of Sandy approaching next week, on Oct. 29, Cuomo said the government response to Sandy’s devastation on Long Island is shifting from crisis response, and a focus on homeowners who need assistance, to mitigation efforts before the next storm.

"Now we’re getting to the infrastructure improvement phase," Cuomo said during the 45-minute call. "One of the points of the program is to make things better than they were. We do anticipate another situation like this. We want to be better prepared than we were in the past."

Work to be done with the new round of federal funding include:

$50 million to create a Long Island power outage management system. The investment will be used for PSEG to detect power failures and allow utility workers to prioritize responses.

$20 million for “micro grids.” The money would be for local communities in Nassau and Suffolk counties to create the grids that would allow each community to store power from the wider electric grid for use when power from the main grid is interrupted.

$47 million for hardening bridges determined to be “vulnerable” during Sandy. In Suffolk, the Robert Moses Causeway over Fire Island Inlet in Islip and the causeway southbound and northbound over the state boat channel. In Nassau County, bridges on the Meadowbrook Parkway in Hempstead Town and the Sloop Parkway over Long Creek and Southern State Parkway bridge at Hempstead Lake.

"These are areas we thought were vulnerable and needed to be hardened," Cuomo said.

$455 million to improve the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant in Nassau County. The plant, which serves more than a half-million Nassau residents, flooded during Sandy and stopped working for 56 hours. Two hundred million gallons of raw sewage flowed into channels and waterways. Improvements will include modernizing dikes, levees and electrical systems. In Suffolk County, the Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant will get a similar upgrade, for $242 million. The plan serves 120,000 homes, and came “within inches” of failing during Sandy, Bellone said.

Mangano thanked the governor for cooperation with local officials on the response to Sandy and identified the Bay Park improvements as his number one priority.

"Today we move forward to build a stronger wastewater treatment plant," Mangano said. "It’s a wonderful opportunity to clean up our environment."

Bellone also thanked Cuomo for addressing Suffolk’s post-Sandy needs: “A year after the storm we have made significant progress,” Bellone said. “We are not going to just rebuild, we’re going to rebuild stronger and better,” he said.

All the projects have been approved by federal Housing and Urban Development through its Community Development Block Grant program. Some money being used for upgrading the sewage plants will come from the state’s Environmental Facilities Corporation, which the governor expects will be repaid from various federal sources.

The $2.1 billion for New York State is the second wave of CDBG Sandy recovery funding. The money is part of the $60 billion Disaster Relief Appropriations Act of 2013 signed by President Barack Obama in January.

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