A Methodology for Establishing Need for Decentralized Wastewater Upgrades based on Environmental Conditions
Peconic Green Growth, with a Suffolk Community Service Initiative Grant sponsored by Legislator Ed Romaine, developed a methodology to identify the need for upgraded decentralized wastewater treatment that meets stringent environmental goals. A sample case was developed with the cooperation of the GIS and Planning Departments of the Town of Southampton. It is extremely important that municipalities and regional jurisdictions start including the need for nutrient and pollutant mitigation in their comprehensive plans. It is the first step needed to counter the degradation of marine and fresh water environments.