Nassau County officials announce bipartisan agreement for restoring lawns damaged by sewage during Sandy

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says he fully

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says he fully expects FEMA to cover the cost.

EAST ROCKAWAY - New help is on the way for East Rockaway homeowners whose neighborhood was flooded with sewage after Superstorm Sandy.

Bay Park Sewage Treatment flooded with 9 feet of water and saturated the soil and streets for miles during the storm. Homes, streets and lawns were backed up for weeks.

County officials announced a bipartisan agreement Wednesday to approve more than $14 million in capital funds for Nassau's Clean and Seed Program. The commissioner for the Department of Public Works says it's enough to restore about 14,000 lawns.

The program strips off the top few inches of soil, replaces that soil and seed for the homeowner, and has it inspected by a third party firm to make sure all the work has been done.

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says he fully expects FEMA to cover the cost.

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