Let Nassau County Residents Know of Sewage Spills
Nassau County residents should take action here and email Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt. Tell him to pass the “Spill Bill” right away.
Late in 2010, Surfrider Foundation member Scott Bochner videotaped multiple releases of partially treated sewage from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant into Reynolds Channel behind his Long Beach home. View the You Tube videos here: and here, and one more here
Unfortunately, people were fishing in the channel every day during these months of discharges, and in the summer, people swim, fish, windsurf, kayak, boat, and water-ski through this area. The dumping has stopped due to quick action by the county. But people should have the right to know about a sewage discharge into their waters.
In April 2011, the Nassau County Right to Know of a Sewage Spill Bill was introduced into the County Legislature. This bill requires agencies to report sewage spills and other discharge violations to the public, but it has been stuck in committee. Tell the Presiding Officer to support the quick passage of the Sewage Spill Bill. If your family’s health is at risk, you have a right to know!
Nassau County residents should take action here and email Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt. Tell him to pass the “Spill Bill” right away. See the post in the blog here https://centralli.surfrider.org/2011/10/action-alert/
Posts about sewage spills in Nassau County:
History of Pollution in Reynolds Channel - After decades of neglect, a video posted by a Surfrider Foundation member of brown, sewage sludge being discharged into Reynold’s Channel finally got the Nassau County Executive’s attention to take action to fix the malfunctioning Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant. While these initial measures did succeed in improving conditions at the plant and the quality […] Other Environmental Groups Want a Pipe in Your Ocean - Two leading environmental groups are supporting an Ocean Outfall Pipe for the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant that would go straight off of Long Beach. We of course think it is a bad idea to put a new pipe in the ocean. Pollution or even the perception of pollution in Long Beach would be bad […] Action Alert… - NY-Nassau County Spill Bill Sewage Spills do happen, even in Nassau County, one of the wealthiest counties in the nation. Since 2001 there have been hundreds of violations at Nassau County sewage treatment plants that dump into our bays and oceans, and the public was never notified! In April 2011, the Nassau County Right to […] Right to Know Sewage Spill Bill - Here’s NEWS that really STINKS! Sewage Spills do happen—even in Nassau County, one of the wealthiest counties in the nation. Since 2001 there have been hundreds of violations at our area’s sewage treatment plants that dump into our bays and oceans. AND YOU WERE NEVER TOLD! Question: Do you know when you’re swimming or […]