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

Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano says he fully expects FEMA to cover the cost. (6/11/14)

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.

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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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