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Port Jeff to unveil water treatment plant

A sign welcomes people to the Village of

A sign welcomes people to the Village of Port Jefferson. (March 22, 2011) Photo Credit: Jasmin Frankel

Port Jefferson Village will unveil a new water treatment station with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 18.

The water treatment pumping station draws water from the Lawrence Aviation toxic plume, purifying the water of toxins and then pumping the effluent water back into the Mill Creek, according to village Mayor Margot Garant.

The station was constructed in conjunction with the ongoing remediation project of the Superfund site by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The EPA worked with the village’s Beautification Committee to review the plan for landscaping that was designed by committee members, and the agency will use that plan to help determine what types of native vegetation to plant at the site.

The facility is in the Carolina Avenue ball field, near the pond off Barnum Avenue.

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