L.I. is desperate for a water-management plan
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• Prohibit cesspools from being repaired, unless the repairs were minor. In lieu of repairs, property owners would have to connect to a sewer system that complied with “current sanitary code.” County health departments would have authority to determine whether systems complied.
Water is among Long Island’s most precious resources, and it’s becoming scarcer by the day. The Legislature must enact a water management plan for Long Island that includes stringent guidelines to limit unnecessary water use and decrease the use of pesticides and herbicides.
Our children’s children will be most grateful if it does.
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