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 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!
The Surfrider Foundation has created an Action Alert...
Do you know when you're swimming, fishing, or clamming in sewage?
Earlier this year the Nassau County Right to Know of a Sewage Spill Bill was introduced that requires agencies to report sewage spills and other discharge violations to the public. Unfortunately, this bill has been sitting on Presiding Officer Peter Schmitt's desk since April.
If you live in Nassau County, take actionemailLegislator Schmitt and tell him it is time the Spill Bill get's on the calendar for a vote.