Septic Tanks

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Suffolk County residents who received septic system grants may now be responsible for thousands of dollars in taxes.

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The town of Shelter Island in Suffolk County is proposing a requirement to install nitrogen-reducing septic systems for all real estate sales in an effort to improve water quality.

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Scientists are excited about a possible low-cost solution to the nitrogen pollution problem in Suffolk. They discussed their findings at the New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University Tuesday afternoon.

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Scientists at Yale took a look at the diet of tadpoles in suburban ponds, and they made a discovery that – fair warning – is a bit gross. It turns out human waste plays a much larger role in the suburban ecosystem than we thought.

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The Suffolk County legilature is considering a bill that would require homeowners to replace failed cesspools with septic tanks.