Monday, March 12, 2007
Newsday has been writing at length yesterday and today about sewage issues on Long Island. Today’s story is about nitrogen in wastewater and its affect on local streams and on the Island’s aquifers. It’s worth a read, although I think today’s story is a bit sloppy in that it continually lumps cesspools with septic systems, and implies that the two are equally bad when it comes to contaminating groundwater. Maybe, maybe not. It is appalling though that Mastic is subdivided into quarter-acre lots (or smaller) and that they still use cesspools.