Suffolk County Executive announces town halls

April 27, 2017 by  

Suffolk County is proposing to improve its septic system, and town halls will be held in communities throughout the area to explain the program.

The meetings were announced by Steve Bellone, the County Executive, on April 18. Titled the ‘Reclaim Our Water: Septic Improvement Program’, this is the first such program proposed for the county. The program would give grants to eligible homeowners, and arrange for low-interest financing to help defray the cost of installing advanced systems for treating wastewater.

Bellone said the meetings are an important mechanism for educating residents on the importance of treating wastewater properly, how this program works, and how its financial incentives benefit them. He went on to encourage all county residents to attend the most convenient meeting for them to find out all the details.

The meetings are coming up rapidly, with the first having already taken place on Monday in Flanders at the senior center. Those residents who missed it have three more chances to attend.

A second event is set for Port Jefferson Station tonight, April 27, at the Port Jefferson Village Center at 7.30 pm. The third is in Huntington, at the public library, on May 8 at 7:00 pm, and the final meeting is in Centereach, at the Middle County Library, at 7:30 pm.

Efforts like this can benefit if organizers work with a flyer printing company to create a handout for attendees that explains the program.