Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant
Local leaders are urging the federal government to come through with money for a much-needed sewage treatment plant project on Long Island.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state will spend nearly half a billion dollars on Long Island for water and sewage projects, including $383 million to help get homes in Suffolk County hooked up to sewers.
The sewage spilled into surrounding waters and even some city streets, most of it in New York City and northern New Jersey.
It was one of the most dangerous environmental side effects of Superstorm Sandy – crippled sewage treatment plants sent raw waste into homes.
The biggest breach took place at the Bay Park sewage treatment facility where a nine foot wall of water flooded the pumps. That led to the sewage inundation of more than 100 homes across nine South Shore villages.
Nassau County executive Edward Mangano on Tuesday evening ordered some residents to conserve water, as a major sewage facility for the Long Island county has been shut down following Superstorm Sandy.