Vision and Community Partners Tour Cedar Creek Wastewater Infrastructure Facility

Vision Board, staff, and community partners were out today for a tour of the Cedar Creek Wastewater Infrastructure facility, operated and managed by Suez.

Since 2015 Suez took over operation and maintenance of Bay Park, Cedar Creek and Glen Cove wastewater treatment plants for the County serving 1.2 million people with 3,000 miles of sewers and 58 pump stations.

The Cedar Creek plant itself processes 72 million gallons per day serving 600,000 people.

Some of the improvements in recent years included:

-Removal of particulates to improve water quality and expanding what they try to remove.
-Monitoring and reducing odors
-Recycling water preserves 300 million gallons and saved $10 million.
-Decreasing sewer backups from 240-62.
-Fewer noise complaints, improved safety.
-Most importantly a decline in nitrogen pollution.

Thankfully the past two administrations have prioritized investment in these facilities and grants from the Federal and State level along with assistance from the County came through. There was a time 10-12 years ago where there was little to no activity in improving all of these facilities. Those days are well behind us.

Thanks to the Suez team including Alan Wieland and Lauren Sternberg for putting together an informative session!

A special thanks to all who joined the tour including:

NYS Assemblywoman Michaelle Solages, Assemblyman Mike Lipetri, Nassau Legislator Debbie Mule, Shelley Brazley from Office of Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby, Magda Campbell from Office of Senator Gillibrand, Frank Camarano from the Nassau Council of Chambers and East Meadow Chamber, Lionel Chitty Hicksville Chamber, Mariano Ugalde, Uniondale Chamber, Angel Cepeda, LI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Karen Montalbano, Baldwin Civic Association, Linda Henninger, Kings Park Civic Association David Stonehill, civic leader, Merrick and Trudy Fitzimmons Co-chair, Vision Long Island.

Stay tuned for future site visits through Vision and the LI Main Street Alliance.