Governor Cuomo Announces Completion of $19.6 Million Biological Nutrient Removal System at Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:42

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the Bay Park Wastewater Treatment Plant's new $19.6 million Biological Nutrient Removal system -- one of the most significant environmental upgrades to the plant since it began operating in 1949. The system is currently operational and removing more than 40 percent total nitrogen from wastewater, meaning an additional 5,000 pounds of nitrogen is no longer being discharged into Reynolds Channel. This will not only improve water quality for fishing, swimming and other recreational activities, but offer greater protection for thousands of homeowners along the South Shore who rely on salt marshes in the Western Bays to act as storm surge barriers and mitigate flooding. 

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