Huntington: Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (Centerport) recently visited the Huntington Sewage Treatment Plant for a tour led by Huntington Environmental Waste Management Director John Clark. Bontempi’s office coordinated the tour with Huntington Town Supervisor Ed Smyth’s office to become more familiar with the facility’s role in managing local wastewater. Bontempi felt that acquiring a deeper understanding of the plant and the technologies it utilizes is more important now than ever before, as Suffolk County and the Town of Huntington have plans to significantly increase sewer service.
“The proper management of wastewater is incredibly important here in Suffolk County. As Long Islanders we are well aware of how sensitive our groundwater system is and its relation to other natural resources and our health. Sewer systems accomplish so much as they keep our water sources clean and can allow for some much-needed revitalization in areas such as Huntington Station,” said Bontempi.
The Town of Huntington’s Sewer District has a long history going back to the early 20th century and currently services over 35 miles of sewers. Heightened public interest in sewers is testament to how effective such an asset can be when operated as efficiently as Huntington’s.
“As a legislator, I think it is important to stay acquainted with not only the latest sewer-related technologies, but with the people who keep the plants running as well. Our environment is certainly fragile, but we can protect it with the right technology and talented people like the employees at the Huntington Sewage Treatment Plant. Huntington’s facility is truly a model to which other municipalities should aspire,” added Bontempi.
Pictured: Legislator Bontempi (right) joins with Supervisor Ed Smyth and staff, Huntington Sewer Plant employees, et al.