HAUPPAUGE - Residents are speaking out against plans aimed at fixing flooding problems in Hauppauge.
The state Department of Transportation wants to pay Suffolk County nearly $600,000 to buy a one-acre parcel of land near the Nissequogue River in Hauppauge. The plan is to build a sump that state officials say could hold up to 660,000 gallons.
Some residents fear the sump could overflow right into their yards.
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Suffolk County lawmakers say they would also like the state to explore other options. They tabled a resolution to accept $547,000 as fair market value for the land.