Septic Tanks

Reclaim Our Water

Nearly 1,300 Suffolk County residents have signed up for a municipal program to replace their old septic tanks with newer nitrogen-filtering models. That’s according to a report released this week by the county.

Reclaim Our Water

Suffolk County says new septic systems are working to filter out nitrogen in the local water supply.

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U.S. Senator Chuck Schumer from New York has called for the IRS to clear up confusion on the taxation of septic system improvements on Long Island. Some Suffolk County residents received tax bills after they signed up for a program that helps pay for septic upgrades to prevent nitrogen pollution.

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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.