Westchester County gets ‘B’ for protecting Long Island Sound

Apr 14th, 2014 | By | Category: Long Island Sound, Water

Save the Sound today released a report card and interactive map tracking upgrades at New York’s sewage treatment plants around Long Island Sound. As a federally mandated deadline approaches, overall the plants are successfully cutting pollution but upgrades at some of the most critical plants still need to be completed.

Nassau and Suffolk counties have completed their upgrades on time and received an A in Save the Sound’s report, “Healing the Sound’s Dead Zone: Are New York’s Sewage Treatment Plants Making the Grade?” Westchester County and New York City received a grade of B with a note that they are “at risk,” meaning that although they are on track, there is still much work to be completed before their 2017 deadline.

For more on this story, visit: Press Release: Save the Sound Grades NY Sewage Treatment Plants | Green Cities Blue Waters.

A Long Island Sound advocacy group says Westchester’s sewage treatment plants are doing a good job removing nitrogen before discharging into the Sound but have to do more.

Connecticut-based Save the Sound gives the county a “B” on a report card issued Monday. The group found the county’s sewage treatment plants discharging into the Sound are not removing as much nitrogen as they should.

For more on this story, visit: Westchester County gets “B” for protecting Long Island Sound.

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