Nassau plan would divert wastewater from Bay Park plant

Nassau County has announced a plan that would take treated effluent wastewater from the Superstorm Sandy-damaged Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant and discharge it through

The plan would use a little-known and unused aqueduct under Sunrise Highway to transfer the waste water to the Wantagh plant.

The plan would use a little-known and unused aqueduct under Sunrise Highway to transfer the waste water to the Wantagh plant. (5/20/16)

WANTAGH - Nassau County has announced a plan that would take treated effluent wastewater from the Superstorm Sandy-damaged Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant and discharge it through the Cedar Creek Sewage Treatment Plant's ocean-outfall pipe.

The plan would use a little-known and unused aqueduct under Sunrise Highway to transfer the wastewater to the Wantagh plant.

Officials say the proposal would reduce or eliminate the effluent from being discharged into Reynolds Channel, where it has been causing environmental damage.

Nassau County had been planning to build a $450 million ocean-outfall pipe at Bay Park as a remedy. The aqueduct plan is estimated to cost about $100 million less.

Environmentalists say under the proposal, the treated effluent from Bay Park would not be treated again at Cedar Creek, but would rather go directly to the ocean-outfall pipe.

The county is putting out bids to study the plan and test the aqueduct to make sure it's safe. 

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Top 5 Must See

Suffolk PD detectives say one person was killed 1 Police: 1 person killed in Moriches accident
Swallow Restaurant and Long Island's top chefs are 2 LI Winter: No Kid Hungry charity dinner
At Pole Position Raceway in Farmingdale you can 3 LI Winter: Pole Position Raceway
A spokesperson for Rep. Zeldin says that the 4 Reps. Zeldin, King opt for 'telephone town halls' with public
FILE - In this May 17, 2016 file 5 Trump administration lifts transgender bathroom guidance

advertisement | advertise on News 12

More News

Recent blooms of blue-green algae have popped up Harmful algae surfacing in Southampton

Suffolk County residents are being warned to stay out of the water at a few

Environmentalists say nitrogen in the water has created Experts: Blue-green algae is choking LI ponds

Environmentalists and state officials say blue-green algae is worsening in freshwater ponds on Long Island.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE