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Hen Island in Rye faces septic and water issues

Ray Tartaglione walks along the beach where other

Ray Tartaglione walks along the beach where other residents have dumbed trash, including a steel sink, on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013) Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

Ray Tartaglione, a long time resident of Hen Island, offers a tour explaining some of the out of date water and septic systems used by second home owners on the island near the Rye coast.

Ray Tartaglione walks along the beach where other
Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

Ray Tartaglione walks along the beach where other residents have dumbed trash, including a steel sink, on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Residents reach their summer homes by boat on
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Residents reach their summer homes by boat on Hen Island which is a part of Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Ray Tartaglione's explains how some of the out
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Ray Tartaglione's explains how some of the out of date water and septic systems work on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

A make-shift horse troff is used to hold
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A make-shift horse troff is used to hold water at a summer home on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Debris layes outside one of the summer homes
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Debris layes outside one of the summer homes on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Many of the homes on Hen Island have
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Many of the homes on Hen Island have a seperate outhouse which are now used for storage. (April 25, 2013)

Some of the buildings on Hen Island are
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Some of the buildings on Hen Island are destroyed or not liveable and provide an out of date septic and water system in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Ray Tartaglione's explains how close the waterline at
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Ray Tartaglione's explains how close the waterline at the fence is to an outdated septic system covered by rocks behind one of the summer homes on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Ray Tartaglione's explains how some of the septic
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Ray Tartaglione's explains how some of the septic systems and water systems for the summer homes are out of date on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Hen Island primarily consists of summer second homes.
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Hen Island primarily consists of summer second homes. (April 25, 2013)

A summer home destroyed by hurricane Sandy, left,
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A summer home destroyed by hurricane Sandy, left, on Hen Island is seen near a landside home in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Ray Tartaglione's explains the summer lifestyle and out
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Ray Tartaglione's explains the summer lifestyle and out of date septic and water systems used on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Ray Tartaglione's boat is docked at his summer
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Ray Tartaglione's boat is docked at his summer home on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Ray Tartaglione's keeps many pieces of memorabilia in
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Ray Tartaglione's keeps many pieces of memorabilia in his home on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Debris remains untouched in a summer home destroyed
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Debris remains untouched in a summer home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

The steps remain after a home was blown
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The steps remain after a home was blown back during hurricane Sandy on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Debris lays next to one of the summer
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Debris lays next to one of the summer homes on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Ray Tartaglione's walks through an area along the
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Ray Tartaglione's walks through an area along the water line where many summer residents have dumbed trash, including a old box spring, on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Hen Island is near the Rye coast on
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Hen Island is near the Rye coast on which many mostly summer homes stand. (April 25, 2013)

A shelf hangs exposed by a wall of
Photo Credit: Rory Glaeseman

A shelf hangs exposed by a wall of a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

Ray Tartaglione's home on Hen Island in Rye.
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Ray Tartaglione's home on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

The view of the sound from the deck
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The view of the sound from the deck of a summer home on Hen Island in Rye. (April 25, 2013)

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