HEAT ALERT

Hot and humid weather moves in for start of summer on Long Island

Nassau officials: Repairs to broken sewer line in Baldwin will take few more days

The damaged sewer line has caused sewage to leak into the backyards of some residents' homes.

Jun 30, 2023, 10:15 AM

Updated 353 days ago

Share:

Nassau County officials say it will take a few more days to repair a broken sewer line along a section of Grand Avenue in Baldwin.
The damaged sewer line has caused sewage to leak into the backyards of some residents' homes.
"Just a rough start to summer," says Tashawn Caesar, one of the homeowners affected by the sewage. "As a homeowner, I'm really, really disappointed that we're going through this."
Crews worked through the night to clean up the mess and fix the broken line near Grand Avenue and Lorenz Avenue.
Nassau County officials say the aging sewer line corroded and developed cracks. The road then collapsed and opened a massive sinkhole.
They also say they tried to stop it from going into Milburn Creek and are working to pump the sewage elsewhere.
Jasmine Rebori says she woke up with sewage in her yard but is more concerned about the creek.
"Makes me worry about the environment, makes me worried about the contamination that can happen there," Rebori says. "Also, a lot of kids that live around here and they appreciate the preserve in the creek."
Due to continuing work, all southbound lanes on Grand Avenue are closed and blocked between St. Luke Place and Florence Street. Detours are also being provided.
Nassau County Executive Bruce Blakeman says the long-term solution is to replace aging infrastructure, which will require help from the federal government.
"They just passed a $1.6 trillion infrastructure bill," Blakeman says. "We put in our request. We haven't seen a nickel yet."
The county executive says they are experiencing some delays in getting some parts for the repairs due to supply chain issues.
He says crews will work 24/7 until the repairs are done.


More from News 12
2:06
HEAT ALERT: Hot and humid weather moves in for start of summer on Long Island

HEAT ALERT: Hot and humid weather moves in for start of summer on Long Island

2:17
Long Islanders prep to beat the heat

Long Islanders prep to beat the heat

2:03
Long Beach completes first full day with new restrictions

Long Beach completes first full day with new restrictions

1:50
Mineola resident says Confederate soldiers should be removed from memorial

Mineola resident says Confederate soldiers should be removed from memorial

2:05
Village of Hempstead says residence where fire broke out was ‘unfit’ to live in

Village of Hempstead says residence where fire broke out was ‘unfit’ to live in

1:48
Man sentenced to up to 21 years in prison for crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

Man sentenced to up to 21 years in prison for crash that killed married couple in Laurel Hollow

0:40
Freeport man sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for DWI crash that killed 3

Freeport man sentenced to up to 18 years in prison for DWI crash that killed 3

0:48
'It becomes a public health threat.' Suffolk legislators discuss new Fire Island wastewater treatment plan

'It becomes a public health threat.' Suffolk legislators discuss new Fire Island wastewater treatment plan

2:03
Nassau County reports budget surplus again, wants end of NIFA control over finances

Nassau County reports budget surplus again, wants end of NIFA control over finances

0:16
Man wanted for stealing over $2,000 from Island Park vape shop

Man wanted for stealing over $2,000 from Island Park vape shop

2:21
West Babylon school district to vote on second spending plan Tuesday

West Babylon school district to vote on second spending plan Tuesday

1:43
Main Street Long Island: Showcasing the best of Lynbrook

Main Street Long Island: Showcasing the best of Lynbrook

1:36
Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Remember Me Rescue NY on June 17

Paws & Pals: Dogs up for adoption at Remember Me Rescue NY on June 17

0:18
Police: 45-year-old man dies after being found unresponsive in West Islip pool

Police: 45-year-old man dies after being found unresponsive in West Islip pool

0:33
Police: Man arrested in Montauk hit-and-run that left e-bike riders hurt

Police: Man arrested in Montauk hit-and-run that left e-bike riders hurt

0:29
Nassau police: 2 women charged in Franklin Square home burglary

Nassau police: 2 women charged in Franklin Square home burglary

1:46
‘We lost a brother.’ Friends, loved ones remember ‘Rookie of the Year’ firefighter at Hagerman FD

‘We lost a brother.’ Friends, loved ones remember ‘Rookie of the Year’ firefighter at Hagerman FD

All lanes clear on Southern State parkway following overturned vehicle crash

All lanes clear on Southern State parkway following overturned vehicle crash

2:07
New beach rules limiting access take effect after shooting in Long Beach

New beach rules limiting access take effect after shooting in Long Beach

2:15
Police: Woman arrested for motorcyclist hit-and-run in Patchogue

Police: Woman arrested for motorcyclist hit-and-run in Patchogue