6.6/ Peconic Green Growth: Wastewater Systems & Classes



Pre-registration for Incentives to Upgrade

Residential Onsite Wastewater Systems.


Suffolk County has approved an incentive program for residents to upgrade their onsite wastewater treatment systems to Innovative/Alternative systems that reduce nitrogen loading to groundwater. Onsite systems are a major cause of the algal blooms and fish kills the East End has been experiencing recently. Four commercially availabe enhanced systems have been approved for installation, and more are in a pilot phase.
The program will offer $10,000 toward the cost of the design and installation of the I/A system and $1,000 toward the installation of a shallow dispersal system. Under the initial program roughly 200 systems will be incentivized per year.
While the application process will not start until July, the County is accepting expressions of interest. To do so, preregister by contacting the County at
Only primary residences are being considered eligible at this time, and household income needs to be $300,000 or less to receive the full rebate. Priority will be given to homes closer to surface waters. For full details visit the
Suffolk County website on the incentive program at www.reclaimourwater.info
Information on technologies and hamlet mapping/summaries can be viewed at: www.peconicgreengrowth.org
Peconic Green Growth has designed a number of the pilot installations and is available to help you with your choice and designs.

Classes on the Permitting and Design of I/A OWTS

Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy, Peconic Green Growth is coordinating classes aimed at designers, planners, and people who want to understand the systems in more depth. 
An educational session on
will be offered 10AM to 3 PM
on the follow dates and venues
June 8, 2017 — The Nature Conservancy, 250 Lawrence Hill Road, Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
June 20, 2017 — Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County, 423 Griffing Ave., Riverhead, NY
June 28, 2017 — Henrietta Acampora Cottage, 39 Montauk Highway, Blue Point, NY
5 CEU credits for engineers will be offered at all venues courtesy of NYWEA
5 CEU credits for architects will be offered for the June 20th session courtesy of A.I.A. Peconic
CEU credits for architects for the June 8 and 28 sessions are being sought.
To register: please fill in the following form:
and either:
Mail a check made out to Peconic Green Growth, 651 West Main St., Riverhead, NY 11901 or Pay through the Peconic Green Growth donation button with a note as to its application or Pay with cash or check at check-in. Credit card information will be requested to reserve a seat.
Preregistration is strongly recommended as class sizes are limited.
Sponsored by
The Nature Conservancy, Suffolk County,
AIA PECONIC, NY Water Environment Association, Inc., LI Community Foundation
For questions and registration contact Glynis Berry, at info@peconicgreengrowth.org
Class Agenda (click here)
Peconic Green Growth

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