Groundwater Protection Areas (Article X)

I am trying to build a commercial establishment or a residential home. Am I within the Nassau County Special Groundwater Protection Area?

The location of Special Groundwater Protection Areas (SGPA's) in Nassau County are described in Article X of the Nassau County Public Health Ordinance. Please contact the Department (516-227-9672) for a copy of the Article and a map.

Does the SGPA limit what I can build on a particular site?

Yes, residential development is limited to one home per 40,000 square feet. Commercial development is limited in that the average daily design rate of sewage per square foot of net area may be no more than 0.00375 gallons.

How do I know if my proposed development will meet the guidelines of Article X?

Your proposal will have to be submitted to the Department of Health for a review and approval.

How can I obtain more information?

For more information you may call the Department at (516) 227-9672.