November 11, 2014
By Neal Tepel
Long Island, NY – The Suffolk County wastewater and storm resiliency improvements project at the Bergen Point Sewage Treatment Plant is the First to receive funding under New York State’s Storm Mitigation Loan Program.
The County will receive $13.6 million.
“Superstorm Sandy showed us the importance of proactively strengthening our infrastructure so it is more resilient to extreme weather,” Governor Cuomo said. “This loan is the latest in a series of actions taken by New York State to help Long Island strengthen its coastal resiliency against future storms and will enable Suffolk County to improve its wastewater and storm water infrastructure. It is one more way that New York is building back better.”
The $13.6 million package will fund improvements to Suffolk County’s Bergen Point wastewater treatment plant outfall pumping system. Upgrades include replacing three pumping units and installing a new fourth pump as well as new electrical controls, mechanism systems, and discharge piping. The project will expand treatment capacity and improve operational efficiency at the wastewater treatment plant, while also strengthening and protecting its infrastructure from future flooding and other natural disasters.