A Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity to Reduce Nitrogen Pollution Entering the Connetquot River

Learn how your "Yes" vote on the Connetquot River Watershed Sewer Project will protect our health, environment, and economy for generations to come

Nitrogen pollution from outdated septic systems and cesspools is degrading water quality, depleting fisheries, causing harmful algal blooms, reducing coastal resiliency, and putting our communities at risk. While upgrading to nitrogen-reducing septic systems will work for some, communities around the Carlls, Connetquot, and Forge Rivers are desperately in need of sewers. There is currently $390 million in federal and state funds ready to be used to advance sewer expansion projects in these areas. The money can only be allocated with community support!

On January 22, 2019, registered voters who live around the Carlls, Connetquot, and Forge Rivers will be able to vote on a ballot referendum that provides funding for homeowners to hook up to sewage treatment facilities. Join us this week for an informative community meeting on the Connetquot River Watershed Sewer Referendum and learn more about this project!

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018, 7:00pm
Where: Timber Point Elementary School, 200 Timber Point Road, East Islip, NY
 

You can check out this website to find out more about the Connetquot River Watershed Sewer Project, including the costs and community benefits. Most importantly, come see if you are in the proposed sewer expansion area! Only those in the sewer expansion area are eligible to vote on January 22.

Thank you for joining us. We hope to see you there!

Sincerely,

All of Us at CCE