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Bellone: New sewage map 'critical' to development

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone in Hauppauge. (July

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone in Hauppauge. (July 31, 2012) Credit: Howard Schnapp

Suffolk County said Monday that its officials had completed what it called a long-overdue mapping of the county’s public and private sewage treatment facilities.

County Executive Steve Bellone called the inventory of wastewater treatment infrastructure a first of its kind for Suffolk and said it was “critical” to further economic development and environmental planning.

“Now, we will have a clear and precise record of every treatment facility, large or small, public or private, operated by federal, state, county, town or village,” Bellone said.

The inventory by the Department of Economic Development and Planning in consultation with the Departments of Health and Public Works found that less than 25 percent of the county is served by sewage treatment facilities, although there are 192 treatment plants.

Photo: Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone

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