Jason Borowski, president of the Blue Point Civic Association and a representative of Save the Great South Bay; Deputy County Executive Peter Scully; Kevin McDonald, conservation project director for public lands of The Nature Conservancy; Library Board President Ronald F. Devine, Jr.; Library Board Vice-President Stephanie Heineman; Library Trustee Susan Kennedy-Smith; Library Director Mike Firestone; Gary Gonzalez, project manager with Park East Construction; and Brookhaven Town Councilman Neil Foley. (Photo: Bayport-Blue Point Public Library)
The Bayport-Blue Point Public Library received a $250,000 grant from Suffolk County towards a new wastewater system.
The new system, which replaces two outdated sanitary systems, is designed to remove much of the nitrogen in wastewater before it enters surrounding groundwater, estuaries, and ponds.
Since Long Island depends entirely upon underground water for its drinking water supply, the regional environmental community has widely encouraged adoption of these advanced systems and has applauded the library for its efforts in this regard.