Residents speak out against plan to fix flooding problem in 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

Some residents fear the sump could overflow right

Some residents fear the sump could overflow right into their yards. (Credit: News 12)

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.

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.  

 

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