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Source: Wantagh-Seaford Patch

Report: Cedar Creek Plant Gets a C

Wantagh sewage treatment facility ranked sixth out of 10 plants on Long Island by Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

BY ANDREW COEN

Posted: November 8, 2011
Originally Published: November 3, 2011

The Cedar Creek Water Pollution Control Plant in Wantagh, a facility that Nassau County is considering privatizing, was graded a C in a report card issued by the Citizens Campaign for the Environment.

The Farmingdale-based environmental advocacy group ranked Cedar Creek sixth out of 10 sewage treatment plants on Long Island. The report titled “Sewage in the Suburbs” said there were 123 permit violations at the plant from 2005 to 2010. The plant is implementing a $500,000 grant from New York Department of State to install storm water green infrastructure and are also installing permeable pavement, bioswales, catch basin inserts and constructed wetlands, the report stated.

Nassau County officials attended a Wantagh/Seaford Homeowner’s Association meeting this past spring to explain recent improvements that have been done to the plant, which is located just south of Seaford's Cedar Creek Park.

The plants that tied for the worst on Long Island in the Citizens Campaign for the Environment [sic] were Bay Park and Long Beach with both receiving a grade of D. Huntington was rated as having the best-run plant with an A+ grade.