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Port Washington to Get $5.8M Sewer Upgrade

By Heather Crosley


North Hempstead Supervisor Jen DeSena announced that the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District was awarded $5,856,000.00 under the Water Quality Improvement grant program - to fund big improvements to the District’s sewer pipes and wastewater treatment plant.


The treatment plant discharges into Manhasset Bay.  These improvements will sure up the area’s aging sewer system and will prevent against groundwater contamination.


“With construction of the sewers under Plandome Road nearly complete, the town is now applying federal funds to help connect commercial property owners to the system," stated Supervisor Jen DeSena. "That will help us finally do away with environmentally unfriendly, leaching cesspools so this is a victory for anybody who lives near or cares about Manhasset Bay."


"It’s certainly a win for our environment, for our businesses, and really just about anyone who enjoys the Manhasset shopping district.” added DeSena.


The Port Washington Water Pollution Control District (PWWPCD) serves more than 28,000 residents and businesses in the greater Port Washington area, in the Town of North Hempstead, and includes parts of the villages of Port Washington North, Flower Hill and Baxter Estates.


The District was established in 1915 and has 67 miles of sewer pipes with 17 pumping stations.


The $5.8 million grant was made by the Long Island Sound Study, through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


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