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Old 04-26-2018, 07:02 AM
 
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"Suffolk County officials say average installation costs of the innovative and advanced systems run $19,200. Builders, installers and engineers said the price tag can be as high as $25,000 to $30,000 for some houses where soil composition and other site conditions might make the work difficult.

Thatís compared to about $5,000 to $10,000 to install a traditional septic tank and cesspool, installers said, and as little as $2,000 for a cesspool alone.

In addition to upfront costs and maintenance, the advanced systems also have electrical components that add to utility bills.

In general, the first three years of maintenance costs are included by manufacturers in the installation price. But after that, residents will be required to have an annual contract that will cost between $250 to $300 a year, according to the county."



Of course, sewers could have been done decade ago, but as always in NIMBY land...

"An ambitious 1967 plan had sewers crossing from the South Shore of western Suffolk to Huntington, Smithtown and Commack. Voters rejected it 6 to 1."

"And by the time elected leaders started discussing the topic again, the federal government, which along with the state paid for 87.5 percent of the costs of the Southwest Sewer District, stopped regularly funding sewer projects."



Anyone looking at upgrading their cesspool should plan on doing it soon, before this initiative requires something like this in your yard -

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Old 04-26-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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How long before Bellony Boy and his Gaggle of Bozos pass along a tax to everyone to help the low income homeowners who can't afford not only their house but a new craptank.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:47 AM
 
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How long before Bellony Boy and his Gaggle of Bozos pass along a tax to everyone to help the low income homeowners who can't afford not only their house but a new craptank.
I think they're setting up big rebates to 1,000 homeowners. Guess who'll likely get them...while the other 260,000 homeowners...not so much.

My original point was that they obviously can't force everyone to do it at once, so they'll probably require it on new construction and if people do additions on their homes and need septic/cesspool upsizing.

What I don't like is that these units require electricity to work. If the power goes out (Irene, Sandy anyone) then you may not even be able to flush.
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Old 04-26-2018, 07:55 AM
 
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What I don't like is that these units require electricity to work. If the power goes out (Irene, Sandy anyone) then you may not even be able to flush.
Ugh...had that for 6 days with Irma...pump stations didn't work. Not a pretty site for people without shower drainplugs.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:00 AM
 
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Hi. I'm Larry. This is my brother Darrell...and this is my other brother Darrell.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:20 AM
 
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I think they're setting up big rebates to 1,000 homeowners. Guess who'll likely get them...while the other 260,000 homeowners...not so much.

My original point was that they obviously can't force everyone to do it at once, so they'll probably require it on new construction and if people do additions on their homes and need septic/cesspool upsizing.

What I don't like is that these units require electricity to work. If the power goes out (Irene, Sandy anyone) then you may not even be able to flush.
I can tell you that this is 100% not required for new construction in Suffolk. I'm sure it will be but as of today it is not. If I owned a home in Suffolk I would keep my old system for ever and just pay to have it repaired and if companies wouldn't do it, I would find some out of state guy that would. Money talks and a 2k repair that lasts 10 years is better than 20k and utility costs.
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Old 04-26-2018, 08:27 AM
 
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So because of corruption and the county's inability to implement the necessary infrastructure like a normal community they want everyone to get a home bass-o-matic to process their ....byproduct. I guess this will free up county resources to address the toxic bloom which is spreading and destroying the aquifer and waterways.....

Got it..
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:04 AM
 
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Sounds and looks like a bunch of crap to me!
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Old 04-26-2018, 09:13 AM
 
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I've lived in Nassau County my whole life. Someone tell me again why sewers aren't a possibility?


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So because of corruption and the county's inability to implement the necessary infrastructure like a normal community they want everyone to get a home bass-o-matic to process their ....byproduct. I guess this will free up county resources to address the toxic bloom which is spreading and destroying the aquifer and waterways.....

Got it..
Yes, exactly
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Old 04-26-2018, 01:21 PM
 
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I can tell you that this is 100% not required for new construction in Suffolk. I'm sure it will be but as of today it is not. If I owned a home in Suffolk I would keep my old system for ever and just pay to have it repaired and if companies wouldn't do it, I would find some out of state guy that would. Money talks and a 2k repair that lasts 10 years is better than 20k and utility costs.
It's not required today, correct. But you can see the direction this is going.

I did my system around 10 years ago, and replaced with a 1000 gallon septic and 2 new concrete ring cesspools for overflows.

If anyone is on the fence about fixing their old block cesspools they should look into getting it done sooner than later, because once it's formally legislated there will be a ton of activity of people trying to get upgraded before the effective date.

Thank goodness they don't require leach fields though.
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