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Northport Village Administrator Gene Guido gestures to the (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Northport Village Administrator Gene Guido gestures to the area where a new building will be built as part of Phase 2 of the Northport Sewage Treatment Plant upgrades. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Northport sewage treatment plant

The Northport sewage treatment plant. As a result of Sandy's high waters, officials have modified designs for a $4 million plant upgrade already planned before the storm.

The influent structure where waste water first comes
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The influent structure where waste water first comes into the Northport sewage treatment plant. (Feb. 12, 2013)

A close-up of a control panel on the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke )

A close-up of a control panel on the influent structure at the Northport sewage treatment plant. (February 12, 2013)

A close-up view of the influent pumps at
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

A close-up view of the influent pumps at the Northport sewage treatment plant. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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At left, Damon McMullen, Northport Village trustee and
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

At left, Damon McMullen, Northport Village trustee and commissioner of the Wastewater Treatment Plant, and Village Administrator Gene Guido stand outside the plant's influent tank, protected by a plywood barrier. The plywood was put up before superstorm Sandy and it protected the tank from flooded raw sewage. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Treated waste water flows through a final stage
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Treated waste water flows through a final stage at the Northport sewage treatment plant. (Feb. 12, 2013)

The influent tank at the Northport sewage treatment
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The influent tank at the Northport sewage treatment plant. Plywood barriers put up around the tank before superstorm Sandy protected it from flooded raw sewage. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Looking down into the influent tank where waste
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Looking down into the influent tank where waste water first comes in to the Northport sewage treatment plant. (Feb. 12, 2013)

A sign on the office building at the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

A sign on the office building at the Northport sewage treatment plant. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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One of two power panels in the plant's
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

One of two power panels in the plant's office basement that supply power to the Northport sewage treatment plant. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Two blowers in the plant's office basement supply
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Two blowers in the plant's office basement supply air to the Northport sewage treatment plant system. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Northport Village Administrator Gene Guido gestures to one
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Northport Village Administrator Gene Guido gestures to one of two blowers that supply air to the system at the Northport sewage treatment plant. A power panel is to the right of the photo. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Inside the Northport sewage treatment plant laboratory where
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Inside the Northport sewage treatment plant laboratory where pH levels, temperatures and coliform bacteria levels are checked. (Feb. 12, 2013)

Northport Village Administrator Gene Guido gestures to the
(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Northport Village Administrator Gene Guido gestures to the area where a new building will be built as part of Phase 2 of the Northport Sewage Treatment Plant upgrades. (Feb. 12, 2013)

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