On this episode of Water Matters, we are joined by Katherine Coughlin of The North Shore Land Alliance, with the support of The Nature Conservancy, to discuss how updating cesspools or septic systems can not only save homeowners money, but also help save the Great South Bay.
Outdated septic systems are the number one cause of nitrogen pollution on Long Island. Nitrogen pollution has resulted in harmful algal blooms, thick mats of seaweed, fish kills and the overall decline of the shellfish industry. Swapping outdated septic systems with clean-water technology can remove up to 90% of nitrogen pollution from our bays and harbors. Learn about clean-water septic systems designed to reduce nitrogen pollution in Long Island’s rivers, beaches, and bays and see how you could be eligible to receive grants as much as $20,000 or more to replace outdated septic systems.