A major expansion of the Suffolk County sewer system within the Hauppauge Industrial Park is nearly complete, according to a report published Tuesday in Newsday.
The nearly $42 million project will expand the capacity of the sewer plant – which is located between Motor Parkway and Commerce Drive – to handle 1.65 million gallons of waste water per day, up from 450,000 gallons, according to the report. The project began in April of 2011 and is expected to be completed in October, county officials told Newsday.
Suffolk Legis. John M. Kennedy, Jr., R-Nesconset, told Newsday that "it is absolutely critical to invest in this type of infrastructure" in order to keep Suffolk County's economic base "growing and robust."
The project is part of an overall $75.7 million plant and sewer expansion project that has been paid for by bond for the last five years – a bond which will be paid back via sewer district taxes, according to Newsday.
The Hauppauge Industrial Park has 1,300 companies who employ 55,000 workers.
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