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Steve Bellone unveils program to help residents replace aging septic systems

Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone urged county residents to replace their aging septic systems and cesspools, at a news conference in Hauppauge on Wednesday, March 29, 2017. He announced a pilot program to help homeowners pay for the installation of septic systems with county-approved technology that sharply reduces nitrogen output to improve water quality in the region. About 360,000 homes in Suffolk rely on traditional septic systems and cesspools to get rid of waste. But those systems do not remove nitrogen, which can cause algal blooms, hurt fish stocks and degrade marshland. Credit: News 12 Long Island


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