- CCOM Steward Brochure
Become a Steward and help improve Montauk’s water quality
- Constructing a Rain Garden
An educational guide on the definition of a rain garden, its benefits and if planting one will work on your property
- Waterwise Gardening
Useful list of drought-tolerant plants
- Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) Rebate Program Details
Receive $100 per rain barrel and up to $500 for rain garden installations
- Peconic Estuary Program (PEP) Homeowner Rewards Program Application
Register soon! Program ends December 2018.
- Cracking the Fertilizer Code
Learn about responsible fertilization and how to decipher nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels
- Hamptons Septic Services
A reliable, local company that has partnered with CCOM’s Save the Lake – Save the Pond Program
- East Hampton Town Septic Rebate Program
Informative flyer about the new low nitrogen systems and how to apply for grants from EH Town and Suffolk County to offset your costs – up to $26,000 for qualifying homeowners!
- Suffolk County’s Septic Improvement Program
Apply to receive a Suffolk County grant of up to $11,000 to upgrade your current cesspool or septic to a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment system
- NYS Dept. of Health Septic System Operation and Maintenance
A useful briefly describing septic system components and how they should be maintained.
Stormwater Management and Toxin-Free Properties
- East Hampton Town Natural Resources Department Revegetation Information
For the homeowner there are five codes within the East Hampton Town Code that define the clearing restrictions or the conditions under which clearing may take place. Please refer to this important resource.
- Fort Pond Native Plants
Montauk nursery and landscape company specializing in native plant species and organic maintenance.
- Long Island Native Plant Initiative
Learn which plants are native to our area; why native plant habitat and biodiversity is important and stay in the know about upcoming native plant sales and other educational / volunteer opportunities.
- University of Connecticut Rain Garden App
A smart phone app designed to help you properly install a rain garden at your home or office. Through video tutorials, diagrams, text, and tools, the App guides you through determining the size and placement of your garden, selecting plants, digging and planting your garden, and maintaining your garden.
- Suffolk County Stormwater Management Program Residential Best Management Practices
Reducing the quantity and improving the quality of stormwater runoff in your community starts with you. As a homeowner, you have the ability to reduce the amount of pollutants that enter stormwater and the amount of stormwater that leaves your property by implementing just a few best management practices.
- Suffolk County Healthy Lawns Clean Water Program
The over-application and/or misuse of fertilizer products is one of several sources that has led to the degradation in local water quality, and has harmed groundwater, drinking water, wetlands, and surface waters within Suffolk County. Learn about the local law Suffolk County passed to reduce nitrogen pollution by reducing the use of fertilizer.
- Perfect Earth Project
This East Hampton based organization educates homeowners and professionals about the dangers of synthetic lawn and garden chemicals to humans, animals, and the environment. They promote and teach natural, PRFCT (toxin-free) techniques that provide beautiful, safe results at no extra cost.
- Bridge Gardens
Bridge Gardens is a stewardship project of the Peconic Land Trust and serves as a multi-purpose, multi-disciplinary outdoor classroom, demonstration garden and community resource with a focus on sustainable lawn and gardening practices.
- S.T.O.P (Stop Throwing Out Pollutants) Days
S.T.O.P. DAYS are scheduled days in which residents of East Hampton are permitted to dispose of household hazardous materials at the East Hampton and Montauk facilities.
Suffolk County Water Authority Private Well Water Testing Program
To help residents with private wells determine the quality of their drinking water, the Suffolk County Department of Health Services operates an extensive water testing program.
Long Island: Where Does It Go When I Flush? | The Nature Conservancy
Long Island’s conventional septic systems only function as designed when there is enough distance between the leaching pit and the ground water. In low-lying coastal areas septic systems are commonly considered ‘failing’ when the ground water comes close to the leaching pit. Many septic systems can fail at once when rain or storm surges submerge septic systems and/or elevate the water table. In addition to nitrogen pollution, failing septic systems release pathogens that are a direct threat to human health.