East Hampton Town Partners with CCOM on Septic Rebate Forum

A low-nitrogen septic system that was installed in Jamesport. Justin Jobin photo

Concerned Citizens of Montauk (CCOM) and the Town of East Hampton will hold a septic rebate question session on Monday, October 22, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the CCOM Office, 6 South Elmwood Avenue in Montauk.

Understanding old and ineffective cesspools and outdated septic systems are polluting ground and surface waters, the town and Suffolk County offer financial assistance to install new, more advanced septic systems. The October 22 “Morning with Mellissa” session will feature Mellissa Winslow from the town’s Natural Resources Department, who will offer residents the opportunity to sit one-on-one and discuss septic replacement and the rebate process.

For more information, visit preservemontauk.org.

In other wastewater news, this week Suffolk County Executive Steve bellone announced the state as awarded the county $10.025 million that will allow the county to increase the grant funding it offers homeowners willing to install advanced wastewater treatment on their properties. According to a press release issued by the county, homeowners may now qualify for as much as $20,000 in combined county and state funding to install state-of-the-art septic systems. The average cost of a system under the county program since it began is just under $22,000. For more information, visit reclaimourwater.info.