Presiding Officer Robert Calarco and Legislator Steven Flotteron, working in a bi-partisan way, successfully brought Legislation forward to move the Fire Island Waste Water Solutions Plan forward in assuring that the complex needs for Fire Island are properly met. All (17) Legislators unanimously voted on and approved the Legislation for the Committee to reconvene this year and consider the proposal brought forward.
To meet the challenge of clean water, Suffolk County is aggressively pursuing waste water treatment solutions throughout the county. These critical solutions include expanding existing sewage treatment plants, building a new sewage treatment facility for Mastic and Shirley, and providing a robust program that allows homeowners to replace antiquated septic and cesspool systems with new innovative waste water treatment systems with the assistance of grants and low interest loans. However, there is not yet a comprehensive plan for treating waste water on Fire Island.