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Sewage plant is not releasing partially-treated sewage

To the Editor:
This letter is in response to that of East Rockaway resident Peter Dixon’s letter titled “Bay Water Questionable" in last week's Herald.
While Superstorm Sandy did in fact cause the Bay Park Plant to cease operation, causing a breach in a nearby community, the statement that “there are still millions of gallons of partially treated sewage being pumped into Reynolds Channel in Island Park” is completely and utterly false. The Bay Park Plant has been meeting all NYS DEC permits since December and has continued to improve its operation every day since the storm.
Since taking office, County Executive Ed Mangano’s administration has worked to reverse years of total neglect from the prior administration at both Bay Park and Cedar Creek sewage plants. Before Sandy arrived, Bay Park had marked more than one year without any DEC violations, something never seen between 2002 and 2009. After investing more than $70 million in operations and implementing structural reforms the Bay Park plant was on the road to recovery.
Since Sandy, Mangano, Legislator Howard Kopel and Town Councilman Anthony J. Santino have continued to fight for the funding necessary to repair the plant and ensure the safety of the environment of the community. Mangano also implemented two programs to help residents clean their homes after the sewage spill. These programs have helped hundreds return home and continue to pick up the pieces after the devastation of Sandy.
There is much work to be done, and Mangano will not stop until the Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant is repaired. But there is nothing to gain by claiming or printing falsehoods. The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant is not releasing partially treated sewage into the local waters.

Shila Shah-Gavnoudias
Commissioner, Nassau County Department of Public Works


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>The Bay Park Sewage Treatment Plant is not releasing partially treated sewage into the local waters.

If I were to invite you to a fish dinner using fish caught in the waters around Bay Park, would you readily accept?

...I didn't think so.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013 | Report this

"During the decade that they were in charge, the Democrats allowed the Bay Park plant to fall into an appalling state of disrepair."

Actually, the plant has been a disgrace for a long time, and under both Republican and Democratic rule (including Purcell, Gulotta, Suozzi and Mangano). It wasn't until the sh&* literally hit the fan after Sandy that it because absolutely necessary for someone to do something about it.

Yes, it's appalling that the Democrats are holding up payment (most likely so that if Suozzi wins the election in November they can claim the repair as their own), but let's not pretend that the plant was running at peak efficiency until 2002, when a Democrat was in office.

Monday, September 23, 2013 | Report this

So I get another completely inappropriate use of tax money mailers from a GOP candidate for this coming election. This time its a letter from Mr Santino, complaining that the Herald 'refused' to print his letter so he is forced to mail it to each and every voter in his district. Lo and behold, the next day the letter is printed in the Herald. Do the tax payers get reimbursed?

Am I the only one who is disgusted at the frequency of 4 color mailers at election time telling us of the wonderful job these public servants are doing? The one from Fran Becker actually crossed the line to political mailing. I'm really wondering why the Nassau Dems or the TOH Dems if there are any aren't suing for misuse of tax payers money.

Another thing: Mangano has banners hanging at the entrance to the Beth page State Fair. NO ONE has ever done this before and someone told me he has banners on the parkway overpasses. Not campaign banners, either.

Plus this: There is a law against putting signs on grassy medians and on light/or other poles. What about some fines? The county could run for years on fines from this activity.

Friday, October 4, 2013 | Report this

I wrote to Kevan Abrahams 3 times about this issue. Never replied. Forgets his an elected official in place to serve the people. Maybe he doesn't know what it is like to walk outside and smell this plant, let alone have poop flood your house in a hurricane. Going a great job Kevan lol.

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Report this

Oops, forgets he is an elected official...........

Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Report this
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