Congressman Tom Suozzi (Photo by Michael Malaszczyk)

Suozzi Secures Funding For North Shore Infrastructure Projects

Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) announced significant funding for North Shore communities as part of a broader effort to address local infrastructure needs.

Suozzi has been advocating for funding for these projects, which include new systems for clean drinking water, new pump stations to prevent flooding and more.

“We are seeing the first good news in Congress’s bipartisan funding process: more than $15 million has been set aside to come back to New York’s Third Congressional District,” said Suozzi. “The announcement is the first step in what will be a long process and I will continue fighting to bring more of our tax dollars back home.”

In addition to the allocation for North Shore communities, other areas within New York’s Third Congressional District will benefit from this round of funding. Projects include new equipment for the Glen Cove Police Department and several water treatment initiatives across the district.

The office of Congressman Suozzi provided the following details for the projects across the North Shore:

Baxter Estates
The Village of Baxter Estates was named a recipient of $745,000 to implement shoreline stabilization measures to address coastal erosion along the segment of Shore Road, generally between Central Drive and Harbor Road and abutting Manhasset Bay. The erosion concerns include failing gabion units, undermining of the existing sidewalk, soil loss, and reduction of vegetation and the natural beach areas. These conditions have diminished the natural habitat of the beach and have also begun to undermine the pedestrian sidewalk, which will eventually cause Shore Road, a Nassau County roadway on which some 8,000 vehicles travel daily, to collapse.

Flower Hill
Flower Hill was named the recipient of $80,000 to create a sanitary sewer feasibility study. As a first step before installation can begin, Flower Hill’s homes will be attached to the Port Washington Water Pollution Control District sewer system.

Great Neck Water Pollution District
The Great Neck Water Pollution District was named a recipient of $1,105,800 to upgrade the Steamboat Pump Station in the Great Neck Water Pollution Control District to provide controls and alarm systems that are more reliable, energy-efficient pumps and reduce aboveground structures to enhance the view of the neighboring park for residents. The upgrade would also support environmental sustainability, efficiency, and sanitary flow to support low-income housing in the area.

The Village of Manorhaven was named a recipient of $1,105,800 to rehabilitate the now 60-year-old sewer system. This project would benefit taxpayers by mitigating the risk of sewer failure and preserving the environmental health of Manorhaven. This project is important to the State of New York due to its environmental impact, as Manorhaven is adjacent to Manhasset Bay and the Long Island Sound. The project’s importance to the local community cannot be understated, as a system failure could cause a significant decline in the environmental health of the surrounding soil and groundwater due to leaks or breakage, in addition to affecting nearby waterbodies and sewer service to Environmental Justice area residents.

Port Washington Water Pollution Control
Port Washington was named a recipient of $1,105,800 to upgrade wastewater pump stations. Specifically, the funds will be used to upgrade the District’s wastewater pump stations “C” and “F,” which are the District’s highest flow capacity stations, each at a capacity of 3 million gallons per day, conveying 70 percent of the entire District area flow to the Wastewater Treatment Plant. These proposed pumps are more efficient, and, in the event of flooding, these pumps will remain in operation, making this improvement in line with the District’s continued efforts in saving energy and flood hardening their infrastructure. All valves and piping will be replaced.

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