Coming: We are looking for sites and funding for urine separation projects.
Latest: With a grant from the Long Island Community Foundation, we have developed information on the Innovative/Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment technologies to help people select solutions that work best for their situation and site. For more information click here.
We are looking to create a list of words associated with water and all that water means to us. We need water to survive, but it also feeds our soul and senses. Please add to the list of words we are generating. Words in any language are welcome. Consider discussing this with a class or community or friends at dinner.
We have developed a survey to gather important information regarding decentralized wastewater impacts and opportunities.
Design of Pilot Decentralized Community Wastewater System
Based on the survey and environmental criteria, we will select communities for schematic design development executed with Natural Systems Utilities. We are looking for communities:
In the Long Island Sound Watershed, sponsored by the Long Island Sound Study
In the Peconic Estuary Watershed, sponsored by the Suffolk County 477 Fund
Outreach on Decentralized Wastewater
We have joined other environmental groups in the effort to increase awareness concerning water quality issues due to wastewater treatment. If your community or group is interested in having a presentation on the issue, please contact us to schedule an appointment. We have given presentations to local civic groups, schools, libraries and state conventions. Patagonia has sponsored this effort as well as the development of our website.
In 2011 Peconic Green Growth developed a planning methodology for identifying the need for improvement of decentralized wastewater treatment based on environmental conditions. This was executed with a Suffolk County Communities Grant sponsored by Legislator Edward P.
Romaine and the valuable input/partnership provided by the Town of Southampton, particularly the commitment of Supervisor Anna Throne-Holst. The report was then submitted to the Environmental Facilities Corporation (NYS) for inclusion in the state’s Clean Water Needs Survey. This was important as initrogen mitigation and environmental goals were considered in the EPA assessment.