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Wastewater Treatment

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.

Where Does It Go When I Flush? video