District Awarded Grant To Conduct Sewer Feasibility Study

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The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) announce that, thanks to Legislator Ellen Birnbaum and her colleagues in the Nassau County Legislature, it has been awarded a $150,000 grant to study the feasibility of connecting the unsewered portions of the Village of Great Neck Estates and Harbor Hills to its sewer collection system. The vast majority of these areas remain unsewered and this study will provide a preliminary feasibility assessment of connecting approximately 1,000 existing homes to sewers.

“We are thankful to Ellen Birnbaum and the Nassau County Legislature for making this funding available so the feasibility of expanding the benefits of sewers within the Great Neck community can be studied,” GNWPCD Chairman Steve Reiter said. “This study will evaluate the feasibility to connect to the District’s collection system and the associated costs, as well as the environmental, economic and social benefits, allowing local officials and residents to determine if they want to pursue the project”.

Currently, the Village of Great Neck Estates does not have sewers, with the exception of approximately 50 properties, which are serviced by the Great Neck Water Pollution (GNWPCD) District through outside contracts as well as about 16 properties serviced by the Belgrave Water Pollution Control District (BWPCD), which borders the GNWPCD to the west. Harbor Hills residents also do not have sewers except for a limited number of properties along Bayview Avenue that are in the district.

The district expects to select the engineering firm who will conduct the study in the coming days and hopes to have the study completed within six months’ time.

The Great Neck Water Pollution Control District (GNWPCD) is a commissioner-run Special Improvement District within the Town of North Hempstead. The GNWPCD has provided sewage services for the Great Neck area since 1914, and currently serves more than 25,000 residents and businesses in the villages of Great Neck, Saddle Rock, Kensington, and those parts of Thomaston and Great Neck Plaza east of Middle Neck Road; as well as all unincorporated areas north of the Long Island Railroad and a part of Manhasset. The GNWPCD’s mission is to protect our bay, the environment and the health of our society.

For additional information and updates about the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District, visit the website at www.gnwpcd.net to sign up for email newsletters or call the office at 516-482-0238.

—Submitted by the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District

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