New Cesspool Regulations in Suffolk & Nassau County

Suffolk and Nassau County’s new septic system laws that took effect on July 1st, 2019 mandate the replacement of existing cesspools with Innovative/Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (IA OWTS), to combat nitrogen pollution and improve water quality on Long Island. These new systems use advanced technology to treat wastewater and reduce the amount of nitrogen […]

Suffolk County Grants for Septic Systems & Cesspools

Suffolk County has launched the Septic Improvement Program (SIP) to regulate the use of Innovative and Alternative Onsite Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) which efficiently reduce nitrogen pollution from cesspools and septic systems. Homeowners who replace their outdated systems may be eligible for grants from New York State and Suffolk County, but eligibility requirements must […]

New Cesspool & Septic System Laws in Suffolk County

The use of cesspools in new construction has been banned since 1973, and they cannot be used as replacements for old ones. Homeowners are not required to replace their current systems, but if they decide to do so, the new systems must meet the same standards as those established in 1973. What Homeowners Need to […]