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Legislative District 11

Posted on: June 23, 2023

Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton Applauds $3M State Grant for Upgrades to Sands Point Water Infrastructure

(SANDS POINT, N.Y.) - On Thursday, June 22, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Village of Sands Point will receive a $3 million Water Infrastructure Improvement (WIIA) grant for crucial infrastructure upgrades that will protect local drinking water supplies from emerging contaminants.


Those grant funds will be used for the installation of advanced oxidation process (AOP) and granular activated carbon (GAC) treatment systems for wells 2A and 5A to remove 1,4 – dioxane and perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) from drinking water.


Following the announcement, Nassau County Legislator Delia DeRiggi-Whitton (D – Glen Cove) issued the following statement:


“These New York State grants will go a long way toward protecting the purity of our region’s drinking water without dramatically increasing costs to Sands Point ratepayers,” Legislator DeRiggi-Whitton said. “I thank New York State and Governor Hochul for prioritizing Nassau County’s environmental needs in this recent round of infrastructure grants.”

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