Suffolk OKs $21M sewer project for Hub

Waste water in the final clarifier tanks at

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Waste water in the final clarifier tanks at the Bergen Point Treatment Plant, Bergen Ave., Suffolk County Department of Public Works Southwest Sewer District #3. (Oct. 13, 2006) (Credit: Michael E. Ach)

The Suffolk Legislature Tuesday night added $21 million to the 2013 capital budget to fund a sewer plant for the ambitious Ronkonkoma Hub project, after backers vowed that taxpayers would not have to foot the bill for the project.

Brookhaven Supervisor Mark Lesko, a Democrat, and Islip Supervisor Tom Croci, a Republican, said the funding is a "linchpin" so hub developer TRITEC Real Estate...

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