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Officials seek $600 million for sewage outfall pipe
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An outfall pipe now delivers treated sewage from the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant to Reynold's Channel.

At the southernmost tip of East Rockaway, The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant was built in 1949 — the year Harry S Truman was president. The population of Nassau County was about half of what it is today. The planty processes 40 percent of the county’s sewage, serving 550,000 residents. A consolidation with sewer plants in Lawrence and Cedarhurst — which closed in 2011 — sent an extra 2 million gallons of sewage per day to the Bay Park facility, making it 65,000 galloons a day. (The State Department of Environmental Conservation allows it to process up to 72 million gallons.) At the time, East Rockaway and Bay Park residents urged the Legislature to upgrade the county plant before diverting sewage to it, as well as conduct an environmental impact study on the Western Bays, which is currently where the plant dumps treated effluent.


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Not for anything, but $600 million for a pipe!?! Of course, bids will be put out there to all these union companies (if it hasn't already) for an "ocean outfall pipe" which is just another fancy name for sewage pipe. But today, it is the usual political M.O. to cloak something with fancy names and tags and make us think that it's soooo special. It's a damn pipe that's going into the ocean. You could probably do this job for 1/3 of the price if you gave it to a private non-union company. Mangano must be getting a hefty kick-back from this one!

Friday, January 17, 2014 | Report this

Naturally, Mangano will take all the credit if happens, even though it was under his watch that the sewage from Larwence was diverted to Bay Park in 2011 WITHOUT any upgrades being made to this already-outdated facility. He argues that the storm cause millions of dollars of damage to the plant, when in fact the place was a piece of crap (pardon the pun) long before Sandy.

Friday, January 17, 2014 | Report this

Dont dump on East Rockaway, How will this effect the home owners of East Rockaway and Bay Park. We were screwed before dont let it happen again.


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